BUTTERFLIES once unseen in Huddersfield are swarming on nectar-rich flowers in Beaumont Park.
The colourful beds were planted by Kirklees Council following pressure from Friends of Beaumont Park.
And they have received the thumbs-up from two- legged as well as winged visitors.
In particular, a pair of purple buddleia bushes are proving irresistible to the exotic insects.
The Comma butterfly has been a regular visitor to the gardens, as have Red Admirals, Painted Ladies, the Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock species.
"The main species we have got this year we haven't seen in the past is the Comma. Until recently you just didn't get it in Huddersfield," said John Hanan, publicity officer for the Friends of Beaumont Park.
"Certain butterflies you find in warmer climes. With global warming you are getting species of butterflies further north."
Butterflies headed straight for the buddleia, the so-called butterfly flower.
"It's a magnet for them. We have two plants and they have been absolutely covered in butterflies," said Mr Hanan.
Two other unusual species, Orange Tips and Small Blues, have also been seen in the park's woodland.
Friends of Beaumont Park was set up in 1998.
Since then, the 250-strong group has worked tirelessly to revamp the formerly dilapidated and untidy parkland.
"More people are using the park and that's a reflection on the way it looks," said Mr Hanan.