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Warm Weather Boost for Butterflies

24/10/20
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You might find that some of the Sandstone Ridge is inaccessible right now but we thought we would publish the link to last year's 'Big Butterfly Count'.

The current warm weather has resulted in a boost for butterflies locally.

Why Count Butterflies?

  • Butterflies react very quickly to changes in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are an early warning for other wildlife losses.
  • Counting butterflies, therefore, can be described as taking the pulse of nature.
  • The count will also assist in identifying trends in species that will help future planning on how to protect butterflies from extinction, as well as understand the effect of climate change on wildlife.

So let's remind ourselves of last year's results — CLICK HERE

If you need a quick reminder in identification then CLICK HERE

And, a date for your diary — the 2020 Big Butterfly Count will run from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.