have shown that in places where the abundance and number of butterfly species decreases there is also a ecrease in the number of species of plants, birds, reptiles and more.
Now, as we humans are closed up in our homes, transport and aeroplanes have almost completely stopped operating, less pollution is emitted to the atmosphere, and nature is cleaner. We have already seen recent videos of crowded cities around the world where butterflies had never been seen – and suddenly they are appearing. It is very likely that in the next few days we’ll see them here too!
When the lockdown ends and life returns to normal, the annual butterfly count will take place, and Dr. Racheli Schwartz-Tzachor, ecologist and sustainability coordinator at Ramat Hanadiv, invites you all to participate and report on the types of butterflies you see. Anyone can do this using our designated app.