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Wildlife 'thrived' in 2013 after hot summer

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Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2013 04:21 AM by AlexMuller

The hot summer in the UK provided a much-needed boost for wildlife with butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says. The warm weather also led to an explosion of berries, nuts and seeds. The trust's Matthew Oates said 2013 was "one of the most remarkable wildlife years in living memory".

 
But it said a cold, late spring meant badgers and hedgehogs did not have their usual quantity of worms, and some seabirds died from starvation.
 
Bees and crickets were among other winners.
 
The distinctive tree bumblebee - which only began to colonise in the UK 12 years ago - was seen north of Hadrian's Wall for the first time. Many insects had been scarce last year because of poor weather. The cool spring also provided a long flowering season for snowdrops, primrose and bluebells. And in some places, there was an explosion of orchids.
 
"The way our butterflies and other sun-loving insects bounced back in July was utterly amazing, showing nature's powers of recovery at their best."
 
Many birds and mammals had also recovered well from the cold spring. 

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-28
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It is great to see nature balancing and some of the species recovering their numbers. Bees were in a dangerous decline, let's hope they will continue to recover
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-28
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We were more than overdue a good summer and eventually we got a real great one-great Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-28
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I am not sure that the year was good for honeybees. People reported last summer many bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies but not so many honeybees Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-28
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It is important to take care with UK wildlife whatever the whether. There are many threats that I found listed, such as fragmentation, e.g. due to incessant road building and invasion of green belts; high-intensity agriculture which has depleted land of biodiversity; heavy water use which can lower the water table making woodland more prone to drought damage; and major commercial horticulture which has brought in pests. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-29
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It is great to see nature balancing and some of the species recovering their numbers. Bees were in a dangerous decline, let's hope they will continue to recover Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
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vi no site uma foto de vestido de 15 anos um lilas parte de cima trentparanse com bordados gostaria de saber onde posso encontrar porque moro em porto alegre Rs se tem com eu adquirir este vestido para a festa de 15 anos de minha filha. desdeja muito obrigado. Reply


 

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