The wettest April-June on record has been followed by a very rainy July leading the National Trust to point out that the sheer volume of rain has been bad for a lot of species, though it is good for snails, slugs, and some plants:
This is turning out to be an almost apocalyptic summer for most of our much-loved wildlife – birds, butterflies, bees. So much so that the prospects for many of these in 2013 are bleak. Our wildlife desperately needs some sustained sunshine, particularly beneficial insects.
Here’s hoping the UK gets some clear skies!