BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT : 14 JULY – 6 AUGUST 2017
Everyone is encouraged to take part in this important survey which can
help Butterfly Conservation to protect butterflies in our countryside. All
you need to do is spend 15 minutes between 14 July and 6 August recording
the butterflies you see in a sunny spot in your garden or local park or
wherever you happen to be, and submit your sightings.
Visit the Big Butterfly Count website at http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
to download and print an ID chart. Take it out with you to make a record of
the butterflies you spot then simply log back on and tell them what you’ve
If you have a smart device then the free Big Butterfly Count app will help
you identify different species and allow you to record them there and then.
Don’t forget you can also do as many counts as you like in the 3 week
period, in the same place or different ones.