Friday, 21 October 2016

Fall In Butterfly Numbers

Brimstone Butterfly. Photo: H. Krisp, Wikipedia

The butterfly species and numbers recorded at New Ferry Butterfly Park reflect national data and show how dismally butterflies have fared this year.

Even the normally robust Speckled Wood numbers were dramatically reduced, only 66 recorded compared with 199 in 2014 and 79 in 2015. Only a few species, like Green Veined White and Holly Blue, held their own. The Brimstone butterfly had a good year, with 35 recorded compared with 33 in 2014 but only 18 in 2015.

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