5 Jul 2011

Big Butterfly Count starts on 16th

In previous years I've participated in the Big Butterfly Count - see for example last year here - well this year it will be even bigger as it is extended over two weeks. You can count butterflies as many times as you like from 16 to 31 July. See Butterfly Conservation here. Each 15 minute count will contribute to our knowledge of butterflies and help us target work to protect them – so the more counts you do in different places, the more useful the results will be. Spreading the word to family, friends and neighbours will also be a huge help in making Big Butterfly Count the biggest butterfly event in the world.

Meanwhile back in May i got sent the above photo a Green Hairstreak as it was spotted in the clearing where we have been doing conservation work.  See the film about the work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7xjHnME3z4

Also spotted was the Holly Blue and Speckled Wood as well as Peacock and the small Orange Underwing moth which feeds on Silver Birch and is quite rare.

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