Big butterfly count

For all those reading this blog, you may already be aware of the big butterfly count that is happening from the 20th July to the 11th August. The survey is being run by the charity Butterfly Conservation.

The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Almost 27,000 people took part in 2012, counting 223,000 individual butterflies and day-flying moths across the UK

The link above will take you to the website where you can log your sightings. You can even count the butterflies in your own back garden. I don’t have a garden so I plan to walk a route on Cheddar cliffs (Cheddar Gorge) next weekend.

Start counting!

Hayley – Ranger for the Mendip and Polden Hills


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