Bring Back the Butterflies to Bloomsbury

Backdated from previous BA website

Bring Back the Butterflies to Bloomsbury

This web site says it all and you can play your part in making our open spaces more interesting.

Do you have a sunny back garden?
Can we introduce butterflies to your garden?

Please send us an email and we will contact you.

The Camden Butterfly Conservation Society

Since the publication of my website in September 2009, our butterflies have suffered a serious decline. The main cause, over many decades, has been the loss of habitat. This has been compounded by five consecutive summers of inclement weather. For obvious reasons, butterflies cannot fly when it is raining. So every rainy day means a no-fly day for them. Neither can they fly when it’s windy or below 15% C. After last year’s Big Butterfly Count, it was estimated that our butterfly population was down by 43%. This year, being even worse, it is estimated that our butterflies will be in further decline.

Experience has shown that it isn’t enough just to give advice, but to become actively involved in the creation of the ‘wildlife-friendly butterfly conservation gardens’ as described on the website. In an effort to halt, if not reverse this decline, I’ve formed the Camden Butterfly Conservation Society. Our aim is to help with the funding of various projects by applying to the National Lottery. We will, after consultation with the relevant people, help plan the garden; use volunteers or hire local gardeners to do the ground preparation; help select and order the plants for the ‘Butterfly Flower Garden’ project.

Our ultimate aim is to create a series of butterfly gardens linked to a major conservation site somewhere in Camden.

If you would like to support our project by becoming a member, please send me an email and you will be added to the list;
There is no fee for this membership. Like any group or society, we have to show that we have support for our endeavours.

Thanking you in anticipation of a positive response,

James Leigh.

P.S. There will be a website at some future date. Until then, please look up to give you a better understanding about what we are trying to achieve.

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