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Isle of Wight graduate studies island butterflies

Fri 11 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight graduate studies island butterflies

Butterflies on the Isle of Wight are the subject of a research project of a graduate from the island.

Sarah Duddigan, a 22-year-old from Freshwater, is spending her summer months at the clifftops of Compton Bay catching the Glanville fritillary as part of her research into the species.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, Ms Duddigan stated that she hopes her work on the island will help her to secure a job working in the environmental sector.

"I was trying to get some experience and this seemed like such a fantastic project to get involved in," she said.

The project is being headed by London's Institute of Zoology, which stated that the research is aiming to find out more about "how one particularly sensitive butterfly is responding to changes in climate and habitat".

Those who are interested in butterflies can check out various species during an Isle of Wight holiday by visiting Butterfly World, which is located in Wootton.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-19831872-ADNFCR

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