The coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Kent Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Kent branch.
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Find out about the work of species champions in Kent
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.