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Are You Counting the Butterflies?


Don't forget that 'The Big Butterfly Count' runs until Sunday 7 August.

You still have plenty of time to take part and it's great to get children involved now that the school holidays have started.

You simply choose a place to spot butterflies and moths. Watch for 15 minutes. Then record which species you see.

Add your counts to the Butterfly Conservation Website or via the App; then take a look at their fascinating interactive map to see how your data is contributing to conservation science and research.

The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide initiative which aims to assess the health of our environment simply by counting the number and types of butterflies (and some day-flying moths).

There are handy ID butterfly charts to download or you can count on the move with the FREE big butterfly count app.

For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE.

Our image shows a green hairstreak butterfly, found on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge