2017 News

Garden Butterfly Survey

The new national Garden Butterfly Survey (GBS) run by Butterfly Conservation got off to a great start in 2016 where an amazing 58,000 sightings were recorded online from 2,396 gardens with a further 180 gardens were reported on paper forms.

If you are not able to walk a transect you can record in your garden and report online. The aim of the survey is to understand how important gardens are to the UK butterfly population. Details of the 2016 results and how to register and enter your 2017 sightings are available at http://www.gardenbutterflysurvey.org

Big Butterfly Count

The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. Launched in 2010 it has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 36,000 people took part on 2016, counting almost 400,000 individual butterflies and day flying moths across the UK. The big butterfly count 2017 will take place from Friday 14th July to Sunday 6th August. For more information, go to www.bigbutterflycount.org