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Environmental Change Network core measurements at Alice Holt Forest – butterflies

meadow brown fc scaled

Butterflies are biologically suitable as indicator species, having rapid lifecycles and, in many cases, high sensitivity to environmental conditions allow us to assess the impacts of climate change.

The UK butterfly monitoring scheme transect method, involves weekly butterfly counts along fixed routes throughout the season. These species counts generate annual site abundance indices.

ECN Butterfly graph 1.png 
 ECN butterfly graph 2.png


Results are split over two graphs for clarity.

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