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History fans are being asked to take a closer look at castles this summer in a bid to track the march north of a butterfly success story.
The Prince of Wales has recorded dozens of butterflies while taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey at his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
Saturday 18th August 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Target species include: Brown Hairstreak, Silver-spotted Skipper and Dark Green Fritillary.
Thursday 23rd August 2018, 10.30am-13.30pm
Aiming to see: Grayling, Small Heath and, possibly, late Dark Green Fritillary.
Sunday 25th August 2018, 10.00am-1.30pm
Aiming to see: Wall Brown, plus coastal flora and birdlife.
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