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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 14:06 UK time, Thursday, 12 May 2011

We've had some good weather for butterflies recently which has been reflected by the number of stunning photos we've had submitted to our nature Flickr group.

In some cases butterfly numbers are directly affected by the type of weather we have. More traditional, seasonal weather i.e. colder winters and warmer summers rather than just wet and mild winters will suit certain species.

The rare heath fritillary butterfly is one such species benefiting from the recent weather changes - with a cold and snowy winter and initially warm and mild start to the summer.

If you're not a member of our Flickr group yet - then give it a go. It's free and a simple way of sharing your Welsh nature pics with everyone else.

Here's a slideshow of our latest butterfly photos on Flickr.


Butterfly news from the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales.

South Wales branch of Butterfly Conservation - newsletter

North Wales branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Butterflies & moths on BBC Wildlife Finder


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