1 Tahrcountry Musings: A Conservation Initiative Worthy of Emulation

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Conservation Initiative Worthy of Emulation

When a species thought to be extinct in an area returns there is cheer in the conservation community. This time the good news comes from Britain. The conservation community has much to cheer in the return of small blue, Britain’s tiniest butterfly species in Hertfordshire.
The small blue had not been seen in Hertfordshire for eight years.   Four years ago a major restoration project was started.  Herts and   Middlesex Wildlife Trust have been working hard at the reserve to remove scrub vegetation and encourage plants needed by butterflies, particularly kidney vetch preferred by small blue.
A survey earlier this month found several individuals at Albury Nowers, a nature reserve near Tring managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Good weather also caee as a blessing for the conservation initative.
Tahr country salutes Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust for the wonderful work they have done

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