Numbers of a rare species of moth - found only in York in England – have tumbled in recent years, a team including researchers from the University of York have discovered.
Species to look out for
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More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.
In August 2012 a solitary Marbled White butterfly was photographed in a field adjoining Shipley station. More have been seen since. This walk is part of a follow-up to the previous sightings, to try and monitor the status of this colony.
A decent ramble of 2–4 hours depending on the interests of those attending and the weather. We would hope to see a good range of summer butterflies, and dragonflies especially at World’s End.