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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Have you seen painted ladies yet?

A mass migration of butterflies into Dorset over the weekend has delighted conservationists.

Not since 1996 have the butterfly recorders and members of Butterfly Conservation been so excited about the numbers of Painted Ladies alighting.

Up to 100 an hour were counted, dozens arrived at Dancing Ledge from across the Channel and the total numbers will have been in the tens of thousands.

“It is good to see the Painted Lady back again in good numbers and hopefully, a good summer with the other migrants, the Clouded Yellow and Red Admiral too,” said Bill Shreeves, county butterfly recorder.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 27th May 2009

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