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Join Butterfly Conservation for the Big Butterfly Count 2024! 🦋

  • 12 Jul - 4 Aug 2024

Join Butterfly Conservation for the Big Butterfly Count 2024! 🦋

The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.

Whether done with friends and family, or in a moment of quiet calm and solitude, the Big Butterfly Count is free, fun and takes just 15 minutes. It is open to anyone, of any age, in any part of the UK – towns, cities or the countryside.

Butterflies are indicators of a healthy natural environment – with half of Britain’s butterfly species already threatened or near threatened with extinction, it’s never been more important to understand how our insects are responding to the changing climate and to take action to protect them. 💚 Download the handy butterfly ID chart or free app for iOS and Android to identify and record the butterflies you spot.

This year the count runs from Friday 12th July until Sunday 4th August.

If you already have the app downloaded, make sure to update to the new version. 📱 Note that the apps will not activate until the count begins on Friday 12th July.

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