During the current pandemic, many of us have had the opportunity to spend more time in our gardens, and go for walks. In a less hurried way, we’re actually smelling the roses, as they say! And the Butterflies this Spring are amazing!
Apparently there are 59 species, and butterflies are highly sensitive indicators of the health of the environment, playing a crucial role in the food chain as well as being pollinators of plants. Recently, moths have been hailed as ‘super pollinators’ with experts saying these overlooked, ‘wool eating’ insects are just as important to crops as bees and butterflies!
We’ve signed up to butterfly-conservation.org and have been trawling through their very comprehensive and inspiring website. Even if you don’t know the difference between a Red Admiral and a Common brimstone, this lively and educational website will teach and engage you.
The site advises on how to plant up and manage your garden, with wild flower gardening tips. They say a well thought out garden can attract over 20 species.
There are lists of which butterflies have been seen, and where. Notes on climate change and, as a member, their monthly newsletters are full of news and insights.
Visit Butterfly-conservation.org to learn more.