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Join in the Big Butterfly Count 2020

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Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August is the time when you can take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

It's the world's largest citizen science survey and we can all be a part of it!  This is an important survey to help Butterfly Conservation find out about the state of the butterfly population and work out how best to help those species of butterfly that are in need of help

Surveys like this are invaluable and the great thing is that we can all take part!

It only takes 15 minutes and what’s more, you can do it as often as you like, in your garden, in the local park, in a field – where you do it is up to you.

You note down what you see – there’s lots of information to help you on the Big Butterfly Count’s website, plus an app – and then record your sightings.

Even if you don’t see any flutterings of butterflies at all, it’s important to tell the Big Butterfly Count that you score was zero because that helps them know where butterflies aren’t, as much as where butterflies are!

Now, there are other surveys you can join in for butterflies and moths as well such as the Garden Butterfly Survey.  This is a chance for you to record the butterflies you see in your garden over the course of a year.  It's simple:

  1. Create a free account
  2. Submit your sightings and help Butterfly Conservation learn more about how butterflies are faring in UK gardens.

There's also the National Moth Recording Scheme and an iRecordButterflies App which you can download to help you identify butterflies as you flutter here and there about your daily living.

Flutter away to the Big Butterfly Count here

Visit Butterfly Conservation here

Find your local Butterfly Conservation group here


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