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Naturalis Attenborough speaks on Brexit, says should take a break over it

The 92-year old, Britain's much-loved face of nature and conservation, is leading the campaign for the survey.


Reuters United Kingdom
Updated: 20-07-2018 14:23 IST
Naturalis Attenborough speaks on Brexit, says should take a break over it

Naturalist David Attenborough has suggested that the British public should take a break from squabbling over Brexit and instead take part in the world's biggest count of butterflies. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Naturalist David Attenborough has suggested that the British public should take a break from squabbling over Brexit and instead take part in the world's biggest count of butterflies.

"I am asking them to turn their mind away from the squabbles and problems about what's facing us with Brexit, sit in a quiet place where the sun is shining, and see how many butterflies come and count them," Attenborough told BBC radio on Friday.

The 92-year old, Britain's much-loved face of nature and conservation, is leading the campaign for the survey.

He asked the general public to spend 15 minutes spotting Brimstones, Holly Blues, Painted Ladies, Red Admirals and other species for the charity Butterfly Conservation which uses the count to assess the health of the environment.

Attenborough, the man behind the "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet" documentaries, said counting butterflies was calming for the soul and spirit.

"It is good for people to forget about the woes of Brexit and whatever other woes they may see politically around the world and just concentrate on the natural world that was here before us and will be here after us," he said.

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