Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

It is nearly August and this weekend, we're taking part in the:

It is not just big, it is the world's BIGGEST survey of butterflies!  And, an easy and fun way to learn more about butterflies.

All you have to do is find a spot of bright, preferably sunny weather, choose a place (records are welcome from anywhere) and spot butterflies and moths for 15 minutes.  Make a note of the species you see on the easy ID chart (downloaded here) -  there's even a smartphone app for those who can be trusted with modern technology.  Report your results online and see what else has been spotted in your area.

15,906 counts have been completed so far, so sit back, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the scenery with your butterfly counterparts!

To whet your appetite, here are a few butterflies we've spotted out and about this week:

Just be aware, they may stick their tongue out at you...