Counting Butterflies

May 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

In recent weeks a few butterflies have braved the elements, and taken to the wing. I’ve seen Brimstones, Speckled Woods and Orange-tips so far, but as the season marches on, more and more species will emerge, and thoughts turn towards the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey, an ongoing project is a partnership between BTO, Butterfly Conservation and CEH.

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) by rhonddawildlifediary, on Flickr

Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) by rhonddawildlifediary, on Flickr

Last year volunteers surveyed over 700 sites for the , including 276 Breeding Bird Survey squares, and recorded over 67,000 butterflies of 45 species.

Read about the 2011 findings or, if you are a BBS volunteer, find out how to take part on your own BBS square.

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