Hull has set out a bid to become the UK’s first “butterfly city” by planting thousands of trees to help the insects flourish. In a move proposed by Hessle MP Emma Hardy, the city of Hull intends to plant 3,000 Alder Buckthorn trees to encourage growth of the sulphur-yellow Brimstone butterfly population in the area. The butterfly, noted for a strong veining pattern on its wings, closely resembling leaves, has increased its population in the north of England in recent years. Alongside Hull City Council, Ms Hardy hopes to create a food source for the increasing number of insects, in a bid to encourage a level of biodiversity in the city. More bees, trees and butterflies.
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