Green Fingers I Wish

Monday, December 29, 2008

Erratic Weather Bad for UK Wildlife

UK wildlife is struggling to cope as erratic and unseasonal weather has taken its toll for a second consecutive year, the National Trust says.

The wet summer with little sunshine and a long, dry autumn have caused big problems for birds, mammals and particularly insects.

Species under threat include puffins, marsh fritillary butterflies and lesser horseshoe bats.

They warned another wet summer in 2009 could be a disaster for insects.


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