The buzz on 2016

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

HE mild win­ters and wet sum­mers of the past decade have had a dev­as­tat­ing im­pact on bees and but­ter­flies, says the Na­tional Trust’s 10th an­nual wildlife and weather re­view.

Al­though the ram­pant grass growth caused by the weather of re­cent years has been good for farm­ers with live­stock and for mak­ing silage or hay, in 2016, grass grew al­most a third faster than in pre­vi­ous years—this stunted short turf grass­land, which sus­tains

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