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Spend time with butterflies and bees

Anyone with a garden or access to land can use this unusual time to grow closer to nature.

Richard Fox at Butterfly Conservation suggests a few butterfly species to spot: “Brimstone, peacock, small tortoiseshell and red admiral are all getting active as the weather warms. The three common white butterflies (large, small and green-veined) are also a-wing, as are orange tips [pictured] and speckled wood. Look out too for the holly blue… in suburban or urban areas.”

Butterfly Conservation chief executive Julie Williams said: “While it’s crucial that we all stay safe and take steps to keep ourselves and others physically well at the moment, it’s also important that we take care of our mental health, too.

“Anxiety, isolation and

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