Large Blue Butterfly Returns

The biggest reintroduction to date of the large blue has led to the rare butterfly flying on a Cotswold hillside where it has not been seen for 150 years. About 750 butterflies emerged on to Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer after 1,100 larvae were released last autumn following five years of innovative grassland management to create … Continue reading Large Blue Butterfly Returns

Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

"When fire ravaged Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral last year, many presumed that the three colonies of bees living on its sacristy roof had perished. But against all odds, the bees survived the inferno and continued to thrive through the coronavirus lockdown." “There’s nothing wrong with them at all,” reports beekeeper Sibyle Moulin, who looks after some … Continue reading Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing