Rare butterfly to be restored to the countryside of Worcestershire, England

A rare butterfly is to flutter across woodlands in the area after a project to reintroduce it was given the green light.

The Wood White butterfly is found in just 50 sites across the country, with 42 per cent of these in the West Midlands and a grant has been given to increase its numbers over the next three years.

The sites will be announced later this year.

The Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) has received a £98,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to boost the numbers in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire.

The Making a Stand for the Wood White project will see re-introductions take place across four woodland sites. The butterflies used will come from other established colonies in the area.

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