Big Butterfly Count 2015 – Help your local Lepidoptera!

Red Admiral on valerian (photo credit Jon Gardner 2012)

Red Admiral on valerian
(photo credit Jon Gardner 2012)

If you have 15 minutes to spare at some point between 17 July and 19 August, why not get involved with the Big Butterfly Count? Its very easy to do, just download the app or the handy ID guide from the website, choose a spot and sit for 15 peaceful minutes spotting butterflies and moths. Once you’ve done this, submit your sightings on the same website again. Simples! Not only do you get an excuse to sit still for 15 minutes and enjoy your surroundings, but you are really helping to develop the understanding of butterflies and moths in the UK.

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/?gclid=CKGt28-k8cYCFWWWtAodDIgNSQ

Mind you, if your only spare 15 minutes is in the middle of the night, you might not count that many butterflies!

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