The Butterfly Hospice Trust has held its fourth Butterfly Release at Westwood Lakes, Boston.
The annual event sees families and friends come together to release hundreds of painted lady butterflies in celebration of a life and in memory of a loved one.
Deputy Mayor of Boston Coun Peter Goodale, along with his wife Angie, performed the official opening.
Young supporters of the hospice Charlie Bint, Chloe Evison, Benjamin and Dominic Samra read stories and poems to mark the occasion.
More than 200 people attended this year – some from as far away as Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire, and over 300 butterflies were released.
Many of those who came walked around the attractive lakes and woods to release their butterflies in a quiet moment of reflection, other people chose to take them back in the protective packaging and release them in their garden at home.
The painted lady butterflies are specially bred for the hospice and arrive in their own release box from the specialist company.
A spokesman for the hospice said: “Our thanks go to all the team at Westwood Lakes for allowing us to use such a perfect location for this special event and our volunteers and supporters for helping on the day.”
For mroe details visit www.butterflyhospice.com or call the charity offices on 01205 311222.