With the weather set to improve in the coming days, don't forget that the Big Butterfly Count takes place next month.
The importance of butterflies cannot be overstated; they are excellent pollinators. Sadly, the deterioration of habitats and overuse of pesticides means that they are under assault.
Recent surveys have shown a decline in many of the UK's insect species. By taking part in the Big Butterfly Count, you can help experts to build an up-to-date picture of the health of the species and ascertain what needs the most urgent help.
To read the 2019 Results CLICK HERE
To download the butterfly identification chart CLICK HERE
To get involved in this project CLICK HERE
So, a date for your diaries everyone — the Big Butterfly Count runs from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August — we would love you to send your images to the site.
(our image shows a green hairstreak butterfly, found on The Sandstone Ridge).