bumper year for Britain's butterflies due to warmest spring for 351 years.

Mike Quinn entomike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 06:08:57 EDT 2011

FYI, Mike Quinn, Austin

Independent.co.uk <http://www.independent.co.uk/>
Warm spring brings bumper year for Britain's butterflies

By Sarah Morrison
*Tuesday, 7 June 2011*

British butterflies are expected in spectacular abundance this year, with
more than a quarter of all species native to the isles having made their
earliest recorded appearances as a result of the warmest spring for 351

Fifteen British butterfly types have appeared weeks before they would have
done a decade ago, with conservationists already comparing 2011 to 1893, a
landmark for early sightings of the insects.

Of the 59 resident and regular migrant species, 53 have been seen, an
occurence called "exceptional" by Butterfly Conservation's chief executive
Martin Warren.

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