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International News Archive - July 16, 2012

Butterflies In The UK On The Decline Due To Wet Weather

It isn’t just the Olympics that may suffer from the wet weather that UK residents are experiencing. The damp weather may impact the country’s Big Butterfly Count, an annual event run by charity Butterfly Conservation. It began on July 14th and runs through Aug. 5th.

Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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