UK butterfly populations plummet
0 Have your say Britain's butterflies are declining in record numbers with many having their worst summer on record. The majority of species studied as part of the Big Butterfly Count saw their populations fall.
Shocked experts say they are puzzled over the causes as the country has had a largely favourable summer.
A spokesman for the Big Butterfly Count spokesman said preliminary results suggest that UK butterflies may have suffered their worst year on record.
The Gatekeeper, Comma and Small Copper experienced their worst summers in the project's history and were down 40%, 46% and 30%... read more
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