Lewis at woodlands.co.uk announced the results of the Big Butterfly Count for summer 2013. Here’s his blog post about it. It’s good news on the whole. This confirms a report of conservation successes for some kinds of insect and some kinds of plant, in some parts of Europe.
The story isn’t over. We haven’t forgotten the State of Nature report. But we know that butterflies are excellent indicator species, letting us know what’s happening on the land.
That’s why I promoted the Big Butterfly Count. And why I did the Count while Lewis gave us a preview of the findings. Did you do the Count? If you’ll be in Britain next summer, you’ll have another chance.
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There about in winter too. I had a peacock fluttering around my garden at the weekend and my daughter saw one in the next village along from us too.
How lovely! I’m email you about my Lepidopteran of the Month series.
I did the Count last year but this year the season passed me by before I even realised it 😦 I will be taking part next year though.