British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001

The Coppice for Butterflies Challenge: a targeted grant scheme for threatened species

Woodlands support over thre-quarters of all British butterfly species, ranging from specialists that breed in the canopy or clearings in woods to widespread grassland species that can find suitable conditions in sunny woodland rides. The most threatened British species require early successional habitats such as newly cleared or felled areas, where they breed on foodplants growing in sunny conditions on the woodland floor (Asher et al. 2001).

Comment: Future directions in agriculture policy and nature conservation Classic wildlife sites: Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve
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