Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs.
It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peatbogs and ancient woodlands in favour of intensive farming practices, roads and housing developments that have stripped away the majority of their nesting and foods sites. Climate change is partly responsible for butterfly decline too, producing wetter weather that alters the distribution of certain species.............Click the image below to read the complete article at DIY Garden (https://diygarden.co.uk)
A few photo's from workshop put on by Canon/John Prucich (The Falconer)/Audubon Club
these are great shots. I'm always amazed at the beautiful markings of birds. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful Pacific Northwest photos
Lots of great areas around Lake Washington to take photo's..... my favorite... Seward Park.
THE ERIE NEST – A STORY OF COURAGE & RESOLUTION, HEARTBREAK & DETERMINATION - Please click here to read the American Eagle Foundation article. Thank you for your support of the Erie nest and Eagles everywhere!
Photo's are from Kent / Auburn area