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Insects 'bounced back' in 2013's hot summer

2013’s hot summer gave wildlife a much-needed boost, National Trust specialists have revealed.

After six consecutive years of poor summers, the sunshine of July and August helped many species – particularly insects such as butterflies, bees and grasshoppers – to flourish.

Many plants and grasses also had a successful year and there was “an explosion of nuts, berries and seeds” later in the year.

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National Insect Week 2012

National Insect Week is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to learn more about the little creatures that live all around us.

From butterflies to beetles, insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals on earth. National Insect Week, from 25 June to 1 July, aims to raise awareness of these fascinating creatures, with events, learning resources, photography competitions and more.

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