Niusia WinczewskaWednesday, July 28, 2021
The Big Butterfly Count is on! This annual citizen science project encourages people to go outdoors and count butterflies in their patch which then helps the charity Butterly Conservation to assess the health of butterfly (and some moth) populations year on year.
Its super-simple and an incredibly mindful experience to do. All you need to do is sit in one spot (how about your regular sit spot?) for 15 mins and count the number of butterflies you see, then submit your results via their app or website. Once you’ve done this you can look at their interesting interactive map that shows people’s results.
Why not treat yourself to 15 mins out of your day to sit out in the meadows or woods, count what you see and then go to here to find out all the details. We will be joining in the project, adding in a snap of a Pearl Boarded Fritillary – a rare butterfly that we have in our woods on our wild land!