Butterflies in crisis

Frank’s challenge this week gave us the picture of a giant swallowtail butterfly, which I am using again today.

Since doing my post, it has been mentioned in the media that butterflies are in decline in the UK, sufficiently enough to attract growing concern.
Since my failure as a kid to develop caterpillars into butterflies (or moths for that matter), I don’t know what we, Joe Public, can do to help the situation.

Sir David Attenborough, President of the Butterfly Conservation charity, is encouraging us Britons to take part in a Butterfly Count (source) over the next few weeks.
With the kids about to start their summer holidays, and as a means of getting them away from the TV or their computers/laptops/ipads/smart phones etc, would they like to take part?

There is so much beauty in Nature, from birds to the humble bumble bee, things we take for granted. It is such a shame that future generations may lose them.

The Butterfly Conservation site has an easy referral list for identification here:
http://butterfly-conservation.org/50/1/identify-a-butterfly.html

Note:
This is not a commercial or promotional post, just something that interests me and I thought I would share it.

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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