Buzz stops: bus shelter roofs turned into gardens for bees and butterflies

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Butterflies and bees are getting their own transport network as “bee bus stops” start to pop up around UK cities and across Europe.

The national picture for nature is bleak, with 97% of England’s wildflower meadows lost since the second world war. Earlier this year a study that looked at splats on car registration plates found the number of flying insects in Britain had collapsed by nearly 60% since 2004, results that are consistent with declines recorded elsewhere.