'Shock' decline of common butterflies: Fears over fall in numbers despite summer weather conditions that would normally help them thrive



Common butterflies suffered a 'shock' collapse in numbers over the summer despite weather conditions that would normally help them thrive, conservationists said.
The majority of species studied in the annual Big Butterfly Count saw populations fall and some saw their worst numbers since the citizen science project began in 2010.
The results were even lower than the cold washout summer of 2012 which proved a disaster for butterflies, despite 2016 being warmer than average and relatively dry, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation said.
Experts at the charity admitted the reason for... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 35
Source: Daily Mail
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