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What has happened to all the butterflies?

04 July, 2019

Did the cold kill off the bees and the butterflies?

• MY wife has nurtured a well stocked balcony garden for many years.

At this time of year it would usually have an impressive number and variety of bees and butterflies but, despite plenty of flowers to feed on, currently there are none to be seen.

What’s happening? Did the long spell of cold and wet weather result in mass death? Or is something else going on?

IAN PETT
Millman Street, WC1

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