Dan Jarvis Dan´s Conservation Blog
Spring into Action
18th May 2012
Dan Jarvis

This is the first entry in this new feature centred on conservation for wildlife, what we can do to increase our contributions to it individually and as a team, and also a chance to learn more about what is happening around us throughout the seasons. A quick introduction - I´m Dan, an Animal Care Assistant and Work Placement Coordinator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, U.K., and I´ll be sending in regular updates on a wide variety of subjects that I hope you´ll find of interest, and of use! Conservation Blog
Spring has arrived here in the last few weeks (didn´t look like it would for a while back there!) but now that the mercury has risen, loads of migrating birds have flooded back into their summer habitats, which are themselves springing up and sending out new growth. You may well have noticed this already as those annoying weeds and spiky plants like thistles and nettles have started to overtake everything else. But spare a thought for migrating butterflies - some of them such as the small tortoiseshell, red admiral and peacock only use specific plants like these to lay their eggs on after a strenuous journey across Europe!

Think twice before pulling them out, cutting them down or spraying weed killer at them - do they really need to be removed? Can a corner be left a bit wild for wildlife?

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