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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 26.4 April 2015

The wings of change

By - Matthew Oates

British Wildlife’s new two-part series examines our attitudes to and perceptions of butterflies. In this first part, the author considers the changeling nature of these fascinating insects.

Somehow, butterflies counterbalance acute vulnerability with a remarkable ability to exploit windows of opportunity, but they are insects, after all. Given the quickening pace of environmental change – involving climate, habitat patch, and landscape suitability and connectivity – our butterflies now epitomise the wildlife ‘winners and losers’ game. Theirs are the wings of change. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist