UK butterfly season off to unusually early start after sunniest of springs

Experts say abundance of both common and rare species cause for celebration and concernRecord-breaking sunshine has encouraged midsummer butterflies to emerge unusually early, with dozens of species appearing a month before their usual flight season.Butterflies that usually fill meadows and woods in July, including the ringlet, the marbled white, dark green fritillary and the silver-washed fritillary have been widely spotted during the sunniest spring since records began in 1929. Continue reading… Source – Full Article