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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.


The Importance Of Hedgerows

Mon 5th October 2015 (0 comments)

Hedgerows are one of the most quintessential backdrops of the British countryside. Found lining roads, splitting up fields and bordering areas of woodland, parks and gardens you cannot go far in the UK without stumbling across many fine examples of these wonderful collections of plants.

Typically wild hedgerows are made up from numerous different species of plants from tree and bush species, to flowering plants and so-called weeds, the sheer diversity of plants in hedgerows are what makes them so spectacular to look at throughout the year. However, there is more to hedgerows than just being large collections of border plants as they are also vital to local wildlife.

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World Animal Day On Sunday 4th October

Wed 30th September 2015 (0 comments)

On October 4th 1931, the first World Animal Day was held as a way trying to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world. Not just focusing on the rarest of the world's animals though, World Animal Day is now an international day of recognition of the importance of sharing our planet with other species.

Held on the same day every year as the fourth of October is the Feast Day of the patron saint of animals, St Francis of Assisi, World Animal Day also marks the first day of World Animal Week which runs until October 10th and extends the need of increasing awareness about how much pressure we are putting on animal species in their natural habitats.

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Fishing Cats In Cambodia

Mon 28th September 2015 (0 comments)

We were recently contacted by Fauna and Flora International in Cambodia with the exciting news that the endangered fishing cat has been caught on camera in a coastal town for the first time in a decade.

These elusive and uniquely adapted felines are becoming rarer and rarer throughout their native South-East Asian habitats so this find is incredibly important for a resurgence in conservation efforts throughout the region.

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British Moth Species

Tue 7th July 2015 (1 comment)

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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