Fewer Butterflies Seen in Europe
A new survey claims that there has been a nearly 70 percent decrease in the amount of butterflies seen in Europe since the 1990's.
Hans Karlsson, Chairman of the Entomological Society of Sweden, told Swedish Radio News that the major decrease in butterfly populations has to do with farming practices. Grasses and herbs are cut before they flower, which means less nectar, and less for the butterflies to eat. Karlsson said a decreased butterfly population can affect access to food for birds and humans.