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The Big Butterfly Count starts today: 19th July – 11th August

  • by JW

From the Butterfly Conservation Society – their annual citizen science project:


Butterfly Conservation


Help us take nature’s pulse by joining the .

Find out more about this project

  • Step 1: Get ready Download our handy butterfly chart or free app for iOS and Android to identify and record the butterflies you spot.
  • Step 2: Join in Choose a place and spot butterflies and moths for 15 minutes. Good places include your garden, a park, or in a wood. Use our ID chart to make a note of which species you see. Click to watch a video of Nick Baker introduce the big butterfly count.
  • Step 3: Submit sightings Record your big butterfly count sightings here.

View results map

See which butterflies and moths other people have spotted near you and across the UK on our big butterfly count 2018 results map. You can also read all the analysis and results of the 2018 Count.


Free smartphone app

Count on the move with the FREE big butterfly count app.

With the free smartphone app for big butterfly count you can carry out and submit your Count all in one go while out and about watching butterflies. Now available for iOS and Android.

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