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Sir David Attenborough urges British public to join butterfly count
The UK has experienced the right combination of a cold winter and a settled late spring and summer so far this year, enabling spring butterflies to thrive.
The annual count could record a bumper year for species such as holly blue, common white, common blue and red admirals.
But the ongoing hot dry conditions could mean plants wither away and the next generation of caterpillars cannot find the food they need to survive.
Populations of butterflies collapsed as a result of the 1976 drought for this reason, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation said.
Sir David Attenborough urges British public to join butterfly count | Environment | The Guardian
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