The unpredictable British weather has lead to a decline in Bee and Butterfly populations, according to the National Trust.
A lot of species have been impacted by the milder than usual and unsettled weather over the last 10 years.
Numbers of bee’s have reportedly dropped as much as 85% compared to the previous year at some sites across the UK, with some sights of certain butterfly species dropping by 73%.
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The Trust’s nature and wildlife specialist Matthew Oates said that 2016 topped off an “unsettled decade”.
Mr Oates said: “2016 comes on top of an unsettled decade, with many species struggling in the face of climate change and more intensive farming practices.”
And he said: “When you do get good weather during the brighter months of the year, it’s almost inevitably short-lived and finished with something nasty.
“During the brightest months, we do seem to be getting more extreme weather events, most of which aren’t nice”
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