Decrease In The Number Of Butterflies And Bees Due To Unpredictable Weather Changes In UK


For more than decades now, the scientists and the researchers across the globe have been warning us about the seasonal changes. Over the time, there have also been several examples of the same, which caused extinction of species and wiping off the population of a certain breed in an entire locality. The latest of such an example is seen in Britain. The butterfly and the bees population of the country is dropping at an alarming rate. The National Trust of the country has said that the nation has not experienced proper summers from 2006.

Sharp Decrease In The Number Of Insects In Various Places Across UK

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Citing one example of the many in the nation, the estate of Lytes Cary have seen a drop of 85% of the Bumblebee population. Another example is the Purbeck in Dorset. where the number of butterflies have dropped by a massive 73%.

Talking about the change in the climate of the nation, National Trust said that all summers since 2006 has been damaged. It also said that the best weather has been restricted to some of the parts of UK and not been widespread. The country has been going through some of the worst examples of unsettled weather. The months of June and July has been rather wet, which does not allow the growing of the grasses, which in turn affect the natural habitat of these insects.

However, the change in weather has brought in some good news for the farmers. The farmers have reported that the change in the weather has led to juicier and sweeter apples. Rachel Brewer from Barrington Court orchards in Somerset said that the apple of this year is among the finest that they have ever produced. The orchard produces as many as 90 varieties of apples.

The decrease in the number of the insects are now a matter of concern for the researchers and environmentalists across the world. The reason behind the same is just that these insects like all other, are a very important part of the food cycle.


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