# Friday, 26 July 2013

I haven't seen many butterflies this year so wasn’t surprised to read this article which suggests that butterfly numbers are at a historic low. The charity Butterfly Conservation has warned that difficult weather conditions including last years wet summer and the recent cold spring have added to population declines although it is hoped a hot July could help the insects to bounce back. To get an idea of how butterflies are doing Butterfly Conservation are asking people to take part in the big butterfly count which helps them to track species.