butterfly

Can gardens still help this years butterflies

It’s clearly coming towards the end of a washout summer and one of the insects that have really bared the brunt of the adverse weather is the butterfly. The cold and wet weather has meant that numbers are well down in many parts of the UK. However if you end up having a bit of an…
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Common herbicides reduce butterfly populations by up to a third

New research just published by a team from Washington State University indicates that commonly used weed-killers that were previously thought to be safe can have damaging impacts on butterfly populations and threaten the survival of the rarest species. The team from the ecotoxicology department was asked by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to examine the impacts of three…