Saturday, 28 December 2013

Turned out nice: hot summer makes it a vintage year for wildlife across the UK

After six consecutive years in which awful weather had blighted the UK'swildlife, 2013's cheerful summer turned around the fortunes of flora and fauna across the country, an annual audit has found.

The heat of July and August was a particular fillip for insects that thrive in the warm, such as butterflies, moths, bees, crickets and grasshoppers, according to the National Trust, which publishes its report today of how the weather affected the natural world.

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