Butterflies in Britain, summer 2013

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.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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4 Responses to Butterflies in Britain, summer 2013

  1. Pingback: Rare butterflies’ immigration in Britain | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Finn Holding says:

    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.

  3. Rachel says:

    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.

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