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Betty Butterfly Hello and welcome to Betty the Butterfly's Blog for A-Z Animals.
This blog will keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the animal world and will also include some treats and humour for you along the way.


Huge Decline In Plastic Bag Usage In UK

Wed 10th August 2016 (0 comments)

On 5th October 2015 the UK government introduced a charge of 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags needed for shoppers in large stores throughout the country, to try and cut both the use of bags and the litter they cause and instead, encourage people to reuse their shopping bags.

Although there are a few exceptions including when purchasing unwrapped food and raw meat or fish, most retailers now have to charge their customers for bags and often offer a slightly pricier bag for life that can be reused (and often replaced by the store when it wears through).

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Keep Animals Safe On Bonfire Night

Wed 4th November 2015 (0 comments)

The celebrations of the 5th November every year almost mark the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter, as it is at this time of year when small mammals are preparing for the months ahead by either collecting the last nuts and berries for their winter stash, or by finding somewhere safe and secure to hibernate.

However, many people will begin building their bonfires soon (if they haven't already started) to set alight on Bonfire Night in remembrance of the attempt to overthrow King James in 1605, when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses Of Parliament in London with 36 barrels of gunpowder.

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UK Bag Charges

Mon 2nd November 2015 (0 comments)

On October 4th 2015 the government introduced a carrier bag charge of 5p to try to reduce the sheer amount of litter caused by people discarding single use carrier bags.

It is hoped that these new charges which have been brought into all major retailers will encourage people to reuse their "bag for life" and help to protect the environment locally where littering can be a big problem.

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The Giant Rats Helping To Clear Landmines

Wed 21st October 2015 (0 comments)

In the aftermath of many wars including the Vietnam war in the late 1970s, much of the rural land in Cambodia still today is unusable due to the sheer number of unexploded land mines that are thought to be left hidden in the ground. In fact, around half of people there believe that land mines have restricted their livelihood in some way.

Detecting unexploded land mines is a dangerous and time-consuming task as every blip received by hand-held metal detectors has to be carefully examined. Dogs are often trained to help with the searches and although this is known to be an effective method, it is a costly process to both train and transport them.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve

Mon 19th October 2015 (0 comments)
Nottingham is one of the most well known cities in the United Kingdom having made it's name in earlier centuries in a similar way to others due to the important industries that set up and thrived there. However, it's location and relatively small size also means that there are little gems of pure nature that still remain.

Nestled between the suburb of Beeston and the city centre itself is the Attenborough Nature Reserve that centres around the River Trent and a number of it's tributaries. Wild orchids grow in the marshy verges and a wide variety of birds including herons can be easily spotted here on any given day.

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