"Spending time with nature offers us all precious breathing space away from the stresses and strains of modern life, it enables us to experience joy and wonder, to slow down and to appreciate the wildlife that lives side by side with us".
However, this year, weather in the United Kingdom has created the right conditions for butterflies to flourish.
The big butterfly count was launched in 2010 in an attempt to assess the state of the nation's wildlife, and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies: previous year over 60,000 people took part.
The national event, which launches on Friday, invites people all over the country to record how numerous winged species they can spot for the Butterfly Conservation charity.
Described as "taking the pulse" of nature, butterflies are one of the species that react very quickly to change in their environment, making them excellent biodiversity indicators.
He added that this year's count looks "pretty promising at the moment", partly due to the warm weather over recent weeks, adding: "Butterflies can bounce back".
According to the group, research has shown that spending time in nature, like watching butterflies, can have positive benefits for mental health and wellbeing.
Naga Munchetty returned to butterflies asking why they were so colourful
Butterfly Conservation President Sir David said that taking part not only generates important data on butterflies, but also provides participants with precious time out from the stresses of life.
Unwilling to chat about the boat that's launched and named after him, he simply stated: 'I wanted to talk about the Big Butterfly Count, that's why you invited me here'.
This year's survey is particularly important because of the ongoing heatwave in many parts of the United Kingdom: the drought in 1976 decimated populations of butterflies.
■ BIRDS and butterflies living on farmland are in serious decline, a government study has revealed.
The report blames the dwindling numbers of butterflies on the 'lack of woodland management and loss of open spaces in woods'.
They claim that butterflies, bees and other insects are particularly vulnerable as rules and regulations change following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’
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The Dreamer becomes the first transgender superhero on TV, played by Royal Pains veteran Maines, a trans actress. They join Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) and Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer) who were bumped to series regulars.
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I had to stay within reach", Woods continued. "I didn't know if I carried it or not, if it was in the hazard or rough. Schauffele birdied the last for a 67, while Kisner shot 68 as the two Americans joined Spieth at nine-under 204.
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Stardew Valley's long-awaited multiplayer update will begin rolling out on PC, Mac, and Linux versions of the game on August 1. To help people get a better idea of what this multiplayer update will do for Stardew Valley , a new trailer has been released.
Dhadak first day collection at the box office
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No hurry on North Korea denuclearisation
Since the meeting between Trump and Kim on 12 June, there has been little reported progress towards denuclearisation. The shipment of North Korean coal to Pohang could be valued at around $325,000, the report said.
Japan Suffers Deadly Record Heat Wave
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Tiger Woods in contention heading into final day of The Open
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‘Colony’ canceled by US after 3 seasons
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