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Transform your garden into a butterfly paradise

1 month ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly by Peter Hassett , Shenley Church End 17 February 2017
Once abundant, the UK's small tortoiseshell butterfly has experienced a population decline of three quarters since the 1970s.
With 97% fewer wildflower meadows now than in the 1940s, and intensive farming practices removing lots of hedgerow habitat, it's easy to see why these colourful invertebrates need our help.
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