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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.


British Moth Species

Tue 7th July 2015 (0 comments)

Of all the flying insects found in the UK, butterflies are among the most spotted and photographed as most people are often delighted by the sight of these brightly coloured creatures fluttering amongst our plants and flowers in the garden. What about their less colourful and well-known cousins the moths though? Well, here are a few things you may not know about moths in the UK.

Traditional moth guides tended to concentrate solely on certain moth species that are known as macro-moths, with around 800 British species identified and documented. However, the true number of moth species found in the UK is actually much higher with over 2,400 species of moth having been recorded here.

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Wildlife Photography Tips

Thu 28th May 2015 (0 comments)

Almost everyone today has access to a camera of some description and it is becoming increasingly popular with photographers of all skills and ages to post their photos online for everyone to see and enjoy. Like, with most things, practise makes perfect when it comes to taking good pictures but when dealing with wildlife there are other things to consider too.

Here are a few little tips on how to take the perfect wildlife shot which apply all photographers that want to capture images of the beauty of the natural world:

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All About Goldfinches

Tue 26th May 2015 (0 comments)

Among the numerous species of small bird that can be seen diving and darting around the British countryside, the Goldfinch is one of the most delightful. Easily identified by their striking plumage of brown, black and yellow wings and a bright red face, these small birds are easy to spot.

Found throughout most of the UK apart from the the far north and west of Scotland, Goldfinches are present all year round but are most active at this time of year as the nesting season is well under-way. There are in fact thought to be over 300,000 breeding pairs of Goldfinches in the UK with around 100,000 of these lovely little birds spending the winters here too.

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Animals Of Antarctica

Thu 21st May 2015 (0 comments)

Antarctica is the most southerly continent on Earth and its freezing conditions mean that animals that are found on every other continent on the planet, are no-where to be seen. The extensive cover of ice, no sunshine during winter and the fact that it holds the record for being the coldest place on Earth makes it pretty inhospitable to life.

Unlike the other continents, Antarctica has no permanent large land-dwelling animals and even the plants are that are found growing there are incredibly small, staying very close to the ground to avoid unnecessary exposure to the freezing conditions. The seas surrounding the continent however, are a completely different story and are seemingly abundant with a variety of different species in comparison to life on the land.

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Why Do Cats Leave Presents?

Tue 19th May 2015 (0 comments)

Despite being very well and often overfed, it is all too familiar for owners of cats that spend time outside to find "presents" of dead birds and rodents just outside the back door and in the garden (and for a handful of unlucky people these gifts even make it inside). It is a common question by many as to why this happens when kitties are so well fed that they have no need to hunt and kill.

So why does this happen, does it mean our beloved pets are simply cold-blooded killers? Before establishing whether this is really the case or not, it is important for all cat owners to understand a few little details about what is causing this behaviour to occur. Cats are natural-born hunters with our domesticated moggies having evolved from feral cat species on the African continent and these instincts are fully engrained into their nature.

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