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Friday, 14 September 2018
An Indian summer for butterflies & moths
The latest newsletter from Butterfly Conservation brings potentially good news:
News from Butterfly Conservation
Autumn has arrived and brought greener grass, deeper morning dew and earlier sunsets. There may also be some fascinating butterflies and moths on their way if the winds and temperature align to help them reach the UK.
Your garden can still harbour several species of butterfly in September, with many stocking up on nectar before hibernation. Don't miss the Secret Gardener 's blog for some great suggestions for late-nectar sources.
Beauty And The Beast
An Indian summer could boost the number of migrant butterflies and moths to be seen this month.
The Met Office are predicting a mild start to autumn which could lead to a rise in some of the biggest and most glamorous species found in the UK.
Take a torch-lit safari of your garden and you might discover the mighty Convolvulus Hawk-moth. Prolonged warm weather may result in even scarcer species such as the Camberwell Beauty butterfly making a much anticipated appearance.
A campaign to prevent developers building on a SSI site in Scotland has finally been delivered some good news.
Earlier this year Butterfly Conservation joined other conservation charities to oppose the development of Coul Links golf course near Embo, East Sutherland.
Scottish Ministers have stepped in after Highland Council voted in favour of the controvertial plans to expand the course and its facilities into the protected site of national importance for wildlife.