Richard Smith

Conserving Britain’s fastest-declining butterfly

The authors review the current status and conservation of the High Brown Fritillary in England and Wales. The High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe holds the unenviable status of Britain’s most threatened butterfly. This species has undergone a distribution decline from pre-1995 levels of 96%, to just 19 10km squares in 2010–14 (Fig. 1). This decline

Gardens and wildlife – the BUGS project

There are estimated to be about 25 million dwellings in the UK, of which a high proportion have associated domestic gardens. Such gardens are familiar, providing many of us with our first encounters with the 'natural' world, and being the topic of endless attention in the popular media. 

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