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Nature in turmoil from cold, wet spring

The warm March weather and the wettest April in more than a century have been playing havoc with some of the UK's wildlife.

Conservation charities, Butterfly Conservation and Buglife, say there could even be a drop in population for some of the rarer species if the cold, wet conditions continue.

Honeybees will not forage for food in the cold but other species, such as snails and slugs, are likely to benefit from the rain.

The BBC's John Maguire reports.

  • 18 May 2012
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