Just a quick post about an article I read in the Times today (p3) about a butterfly conservation project. A new project is underway to build ‘Butterfly World’ near St Albans which will open in 2011 and is envisaged as a sanctuary for British butterflies, many of which are under threat. The site will contain an Eden-project type dome to house tropical butterflies and will be surrounded by gardens designed to stop the decline of British butterflies.
According to the article three quarters of the 54 resident species of British butterflies have declined in the last 20 years.
For more information about British butterflies and how you can help protect them then the Butterfly Conservation web page has lots of useful information.