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Let’s kick off with a reminder about butterfly conservation, from, of course, those folk at Butterfly Conservation.

Butterflies are in serious trouble as their countryside habitat is lost to industrial and housing developments, intensive farming and roads. This month is critical for many of our rarest species who are set to emerge and begin their hunt for places to feed and breed.

Many butterflies struggle to find the right habitat conditions in our changing environment and can only survive in areas where conservation is targeted to help them. Butterfly Conservation manages 33 reserves, providing havens for rare butterflies and beautiful wildlife rich sites where you could come face-to-face with some of our less common species.

From the 19th to the 27th May 2012, is a special Butterfly Conservation week.

Have a look at the Butterfly Conservation video and visit the website here


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    June 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    The 2012 year’s Big Butterfly Count is just weeks away and our butterflies need your help more than ever.

    The spring and summer of 2012 has so far proved a wash-out. The wet conditions make life very difficult for our butterflies. The count is important as it lets Butterfly Conservation know how they are faring in such challenging conditions.

    Please spend 15 minutes between Saturday 14 July and Sunday 5 August watching butterflies and let us know what you spot. There is an identification guide which will help and remember, you can complete as many counts as you want.

    For more information visit http://butterfly-conservation.org.

    Please help, give then just a few moments of your time!

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    June 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    A constant source of irritation where I live is a horrible and discordant noise from a local church’s bell-ringing activities.

    Practice is the worst as it lasts for two hours a week, starting at 18:30. No sitting in my garden (whatever the weather) on Thursdays.

    I’ll repost if the involvement of the local authority produces any results.

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