Butterfly Conservation’s annual survey of our nation’s butterflies has just begun …
Running from 20 July to 12 August, this is an opportunity for everyone to get involved, learning about butterflies, identifying butterflies, and counting butterflies. It doesn’t take long to download the chart or get the app, then spend just 15 minutes watching butterflies, making a note of every one that you see.
You can do the survey as many times as you like, and the times when you see no butterflies are as important to record as those when you see plenty. It all goes to help the charity know how to help conserve our beautiful and ecologically important butterflies.
You can do it in your own garden, local park, at Sun Rising or another favourite spot … What a great excuse to take time out of a busy life, a busy mind, in a busy world, and simply watch the butterflies.