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Attenborough urges Scots in Highlands to count butterflies

SIR David Attenborough is urging people across the Scottish Highlands to take part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer.

Sir David has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after many common species continue to decline in numbers. Last year was the fourth worst on record for butterflies.

Common species such as the small tortoiseshell, peacock, meadow brown and gatekeeper experienced declines in 2016, but the warm, dry spring and early summer experienced over much of the UK so far this year could offer butterflies some respite if the good weather continues.

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