Meadow Watch – Butterflies

//Meadow Watch – Butterflies

Meadow Watch – Butterflies

In his third Meadow Watch, Ed Partridge talks about butterflies:

Summer is here! And nothing conjures up images of sunshine and the warmth and colour of flowery meadows better than butterflies. But with a large scale loss of habitats, three-quarters of British butterflies are in decline.

Butterflies have been recognised by the government as indicators of biodiversity. Their fragility makes them quick to react to change – so their struggle to survive is a serious warning about the health of our environment. This is why the Bishop’s Meadow Trust is working so hard to restore the flower-rich hay meadow.

There are a wide variety of butterflies on the Meadow. Two are pictured above (Orange Tip and Peacock) but take a look when you are on the Meadow and see what else you can spot!

By | 2017-10-30T16:24:04+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Wildlife|0 Comments