Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

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Posted 2022-07-20 by Angela Lordfollow

Fri 15 Jul 2022 - Sun 07 Aug 2022


The has begun – and everyone is invited to take part. The project gathers valuable information which scientists can use to carry out conservation work to protect butterflies and their habitats.

To carry out a count, all you need to do is find a sunny spot outdoors – it could be while out walking in the countryside or in your own back garden - and remain still for 15 minutes of quiet observation. Count the butterflies and moths that you spot during this time, using an ID chart (provided on the website) to identify which species they are. Then submit your findings to
Butterfly Conservation .

Since monitoring began in 1976, there has been a marked decline in sightings of once-familiar species such as Small Tortoiseshells and Peacocks. In recent years, Butterfly Conservation has helped to turn around the fortunes of several threatened species including the Chequered Skipper and Duke of Burgundy, and halt the decline of many others. With the right information and targeted action, species can be brought back from the brink.

The takes place from 15 July to 7 August.
Keep up with the project on social media using the hashtag #countthemtosavethem

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