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Take Part In The Big Butterfly Count

Published on: 1 Aug, 2021
Updated on: 1 Aug, 2021

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and is said to be the world’s biggest survey of butterflies.

More than 111,500 citizen scientists took part in 2020, submitting 145,249 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK. So far, nearly 80,000 people have submitted more than 100,000 counts and there is still a week to go before the survey closes.

You can join in as well by downloading the app and submitting sightings during the count period.

Big Butterfly Count 2021 finishes on Sunday, August 8, so get out in the garden or on your walk this week to add to the data in your local area. It is a great way to start to recognise the different butterflies as well so it is great fun for adults and children as well.

Hundreds of people in Guildford have been taking part in the Big Butterfly Count.

All the counts can be viewed on the interactive map. which shows what has been spotted in your area. Hundreds of people around Guildford have been taking part and you can add your sightings as well.

Happy butterfly spotting!

Story based on a press release issued by the Big Butterfly Count. 

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