Number of butterflies in the UK at a record low, survey finds

Number of butterflies in the UK at a record low, survey finds

Experts say results of Butterfly Conservation’s latest survey signal that nature is ‘in crisis’

The UK has recorded its lowest ever number of butterflies in an annual survey of the insects, prompting conservationists to warn that nature is in crisis.

Butterfly Conservation, which counted butterflies and moths between 16 July and 8 August, said the results, released on Thursday, marked the lowest numbers since the Big Butterfly Count started 12 years ago and called for urgent action to be taken.

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