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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Large Blue doing well.

In 1979 the Large Blue butterfly was declared extinct in the UK, it was reintroduced in Britain in 1984.

One of the sites it was reintroduced was Collard Hill near Glastonbury. The National Trust claims it
is the only easily accessible place – open throughout the year – where visitors can see this jewel of a butterfly.

The good news is that the Large Blue is having a good time recently it is estimated 800 butterflies emerged and flew on the site. This was an increase of 22 per cent on 2008 figures which had also been a record year.

1 comment:

holdingmoments said...

A good success story Pete. Looks like I'll have to travel a bit to see one of these.