Quirky Weather Makes It Difficult For Wildlife

The Guardian2011-12-27:                      British wildlife has had to cope with a year of unusual weather that saw “two springs and no summer” but many species have fared well, the National Trust has said. The hot early spring was a boon for insects, while the autumn’s warm temperatures and sunshine saw something of a “second spring” with shrubs and plants such as dandelions and white dead nettle flowering again. But the polarised weather, which saw the summer months hit by wet conditions in the north and a cold drought in central and eastern England, caused species such as the purple emperor butterfly to suffer. The purple emperor…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on December 27, 2011.

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