On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

Butterfly Lands On Flautist's Face During Concert Performance... And She Doesn't Bat An Eyelid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Talk about keeping your cool! Japanese flautist Yukie Ota didn't miss a beat - literally - when a butterly landed on her face during her performanc...

An Orange Blizzard Of Monarch Butterflies

Caters | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Fluttering and clinging to trees in their millions, the spectacle of these Monarch butterflies is almost other worldly. The images were taken on t...

A Thousand Paper Butterflies

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 25.09.2012 | Home

When I was about seven years old, my Grandparents took me to visit a friend whose garden was full of Passion Flowers and Pipevine plants. "This is ...

On A Wing And A Prayer: Wet Weather Could Hit UK Butterfly Populations

PA | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Butterfly populations could suffer population crashes as a result of the record-breaking wet weather this spring and summer, Sir David Attenborough wa...

Barking Orders: Government Urged To Invest In Woodlands

PA | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

The Government needs to invest more money in looking after publicly-owned woodlands to reverse declines in birds, butterflies and plants, campaigners ...

Butterfly Numbers Dropping Across UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Britain's butterfly numbers fell by more than a fifth across the countryside last year, a study has revealed. The 22% drop in butterflies in 2011 i...

Why Our Weather Has Baffled Britain's Butterflies

PA | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

The spring weather has baffled Britain's butterflies, with some emerging unusually early due to the warm March and others hit by the April deluge, con...

The Book That Will Give You Butterflies

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home

David Kracov’s breathtaking sculpture entitled The Book of Life will really give you butterflies. The metal sculpture, which stands at around hal...

WATCH: Otters Chasing A Butterfly

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Here's a joke for you: "What do you get when you put a butterfly into a otter enclosure? An utterly delightful YouTube video." Well, we didn't say ...

British Butterflies Forced To Head North As Temperatures Rise

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

British butterflies are heading north as global temperatures rise, new research suggests. The study, published in the journal Molecular Ecology, re...