- A decade ago, the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, named after an aristocrat from a faraway land, was found only in the southern Lake District and the North York Moors. At that point, it was Britain's rarest butterfly.
- Now its population, of which the newly emerged adults will be preparing to take flight on May winds, has grown 25% between 2010 and 2020.
- U.K.'s Butterfly Conservation is the world's largest insect-focused conservation organization. They convinced the U.K. government to use moths and butterflies as official biodiversity indicators and manage 190 nature reserves.
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