Butterflies add colour and a freshness to nature. But, beyond that they also form a very important element of our environment and biodiversity.

  • Butterflies play a significant part in plant pollination
  • Caterpillars, by consuming leaves may help to keep some plant species from growing at an unsustainable pace
  • They are a useful ‘barometer’ to measure the health of the ecosystem
  • Butterflies form a part of the food chain
  • They add aesthetic value
  • They have an educational value including aspects like lifecyles
  • They provide pleasure to butterfly watchers and encourage visits to nature reserves and other habitats which may be vulnerable

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