Big Butterfly Count 2021
The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 111,500 people took part in 2020, submitting 145,249 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.
Big Butterfly Count 2021 runs from Friday 16 July to Sunday 8 August. All the counts can be viewed on the interactive map here.
So, why Count Butterflies? Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are an early warning for other wildlife losses. The Big Butterfly Count encourages people to spot and record species of common butterflies and day-flying moths during three weeks of high summer.
It takes just 15 minutes to take part – see the video below or click here for further details.
Please take part in this nationwide survey and not only help Butterfly Conservation revive the countryside but take a little time to enjoying our beautiful native butterflies and moths.
Our Celebration Garden is the perfect location to take part in the Big Butterfly Count if you don’t have a garden of your own.