Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count starts today.

It’s a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. in much the same way as the Big Garden Bird Watch organised by the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation in conjunction with M&S have orgainsed the Big Butterfly Count to run between July 24th and August 1st 2010 and you can join in.

All you have to do is spend 15 minutes in a suitable location – which could be your garden or a local park – noting down all of the butterflies and moths that you see and then report back with your findings. They have a handy butterfly ID chart of the most likely species that you will see and a website explaining all about the Big Butterfly Count.

Hopefully we’ll get some nice sunny days this week in which case Morgan and I will do a count in the garden and a count in the dunes. Le us know what you find in your garden.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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