2020 Has not been a good year for butterflies

By November 3, 2020Blog, Entomology

2020 Has not been a good year for butterflies

A FALL in the number- of butter­flies in Britain appears to being mirrored here. Bailiwick residents were among those taking part in the Annual Big Butterfly Count, which saw a record number of submissions across the UK, yet the numbers of butterflies spotted were down 34%.  Nearly 112,000 people recorded butterflies in the sunshine for 15 minutes from 17 July to 9 August for the Butterfly Conservation charity’s count, but the survey re­ported the lowest average number of butterflies per count – 10.66 -since recording began in, 2010.
Bailiwick residents · performed 81 counts, with 47 people partici­pating.

 

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