Sir David Attenborough urges people to IGNORE Brexit for #ButterflyCount

David Attenborough is currently leading a campaign to get people to count butterflies. 

He explained how 15 minutes of sitting in a garden with a species identifier and noting what is seen could help the conservation of the winged insect. 

The three-week-long count can also help participants enjoy the mental health benefits of watching wildlife. 

And in an interview earlier today on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the veteran presenter urged everyone to forget about current affairs, choosing instead to spot butterflies. 

He said everyone should “turn their mind away from the squabbles and problems [of Brexit]”. 

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Instead, they should “sit in a quiet place where the sun is shining, and see how many butterflies come”. 

He added: “It is good for people just to forget about the woe of Brexit and other woes they may see politically around the world and just concentrate on the natural world that was here before us and will be here after us, and just look at the simple pleasures in your garden.

“It is calming for the soul and spirit and good for us all, just to relax, just to take it easy for 15 minutes but with a serious objective in mind.”

This comes after an interview he did on BBC Breakfast earlier today which appears to have become an internet hit. 

In it, Attenborough shut down Naga Munchetty who was asking about Queen Elizabeth II. 

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