The Swallowtail story: the life history of an English butterfly

United Kingdom, 1965

Film
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Shows the English swallowtail butterfly in its British habitat, the extensive areas of reed beds round the Norfolk Broads in East Anglia, together with other wild life in the district. The conflict with human activities, either by drainage of the fens to provide more agricultural land, or holiday pursuits such as sailing on the Broads, is shown as well as the steps taken to ensure the future conservation of this beautiful insect. Commentary and entomology by Victor Bascombe.

Credits

production company

Saffron Films

Language

English

Duration

00:29:32:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29129

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Butterflies

Animals & Wildlife → Entomology

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - Great Britain

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life cycles (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Nature - Effects of human beings on

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life cycles (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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