There is still time to take part in the world’s largest citizen science survey from 16-July to 8-August.
Run by Butterfly Conservation, this totally brilliant, public led survey takes place every summer in the UK – spend 15 minutes in the sunshine and count the butterflies that you see!
Each year count helps scientists to assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see. Our help is needed to gather this data!
It’s really easy to take part…use the handy butterfly ID chart below or download the free app to identify and record the butterflies you spot.
You can count every day or just one day and it is a great thing to do with the kids on a walk or in the garden for 15 minutes. The chart will help you identify the ones you are most likely to see. You can submit your 2021 butterfly sightings until Sunday 8 August 2021.
Happy flutterings fellow citizen scientists!!!