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Old Saturday 25th November 2006, 20:32   #1
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High-speed Large Blue butterfly.

Hi All.
A report in The Times today ( no I have not gone down-market from the Yorkshire Post, I'm visiting my son ) tells of two colonies of Large Blue Butterflies taking up residence on railway embankments just yards away from the Taunton to Westbury line. These two colonies, plus Large Blues in 18 more locations are the result of introductions from the European population since the 1980s. After these colonies were found, Network Rail made improvements to the embankment to ensure that the conditions for the butterflies were perfect. For this Network Rail received a conservation award.

I say congratulations to Network Rail on their well deserved award.

All the best.
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Old Saturday 25th November 2006, 21:13   #2
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What a good piece of news, Baz, and how nice to be able to congratulate Network Rail for such positive action.

Thanks for letting us know.
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Old Saturday 25th November 2006, 23:33   #3
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Hi Baz,

A great piece of news, if Network Rail carries on like that we could well see the Blues making tremendous progress, it's certainly about time there was SOME good news for Butterfly species in general. Congratulations to Network Rail indeed!!

I hope you have a great time.

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Old Sunday 26th November 2006, 08:17   #4
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Hi Baz What a nice change to actually be able to congratulate a large conglomerate instead of berating them. Like Sue says good news for Butterflies, god knows they need it.
long time since I read the Yorkshire Post, not since I taught in Leeds.

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Old Sunday 26th November 2006, 09:20   #5
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Hi Baz,
Isn't nice to read some good news for a change, instead of the doom and gloom we are used to.
Well done Network Rail, may other organisations follow their example.
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Old Sunday 26th November 2006, 13:21   #6
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Hi Baz,
I echo all the sentiments already expressed here!

Lets hope other companies take a leaf out of their book!!
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Old Sunday 26th November 2006, 13:25   #7
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Hi Baz and all,
Makes a change from leaves on the line eh?
Well done Network Rail!
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Well done Network Rail, keep up the good work

Thanks for the news Baz, it is very pleasing to read and hear positive news for a change!
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Hi Baz,
yes, very nice to hear of some good being done for a change. Well done to Network Rail.
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I can only echo everything said already. What a marvellous change to be able to congratulate a large body instead of having to complain about thoughtlessness.
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Oh fantastic news!
Thanks for highlighting it Baz, you have made my day.
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Old Monday 27th November 2006, 06:20   #12
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Hi Baz,

Yes, applause, applause. See, they CAN do these things if the will is there.

I'll look on Brit Rail a likely more kindly now.

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Hi Baz yes well done to network rail on saveing the large blue, and makeing a profit for the first time since year dot.
reguards.
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