Bees and butterflies


The Creative Pixie

On Friday evening once the girls had been put to bed I caught a really interesting program on TV called ‘Springwatch guide to butterflies and moths‘. It’s available on BBC iplayer for a couple more weeks. This programme was shown to coincide with the Big Butterfly Count which is running from the 20th July – 11th August. What scientists are trying to find out is that by counting the types and numbers of butterflies in the UK this can show how healthy our environment is as butterflies react very quickly to changes in their environment. Needless to say numbers have decreased dramatically, one of the main reasons being urbanisation but also certain types of farming.

Me and my girls love butterflies and Miss E who pronounces them “bubble-eyes” 🙂

The TV show suggested buying some plants to encourage pollinators (bees and butterflies) into the garden, so I consulted…

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