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We urge you to take part!

Image: 2019-07-19Butterfly

We are at least half way through the Big Butterfly Count 2020.

We urge you to take part.

It takes just 15 minutes.

With the sunny spring weather, the butterfly species emerged earlier this year than at any time for two decades, with experts predicting that following the hot summers of both 2018 and 2019, butterfly numbers could build to their greatest abundance since the mid-1990s.

Chris Packham, vice-president of Butterfly Conservation, said

... 'taking part in the charity's three-week count was a chance to give back to the natural world, which has been a source of solace and joy during lockdown. This is a real chance to do something positive and contribute to conserving nature. Butterflies and moths are key indicators of the health of our environment and anyone can help contribute to our understanding of these incredible creatures by taking part in in the Big Butterfly Count. The sightings you submit will be used to map and measure populations and the geographic spread of species across the UK. We're asking everyone who has been given a helping hand from nature this year to return the favour' ...

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