Stay connected : garden birdwatching

I'm sure, like me, during this period of great uncertainty you derive great comfort from birds and nature and want to continue recording useful information about them. Many of us who are lucky enough to have gardens are turning to them more than usual to enjoy nature and to be outdoors, to learn, and to... Continue Reading →

Survey Butterflies on BBS Squares and Beyond

For a few years now, BTO has worked in partnership with Butterfly Conservation (BC) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), monitoring butterfly abundance through the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey. All BBS volunteers have been invited to make extra visits to their squares between June and August to count butterflies, and a number are taking part locally.  ... Continue Reading →

Counting Butterflies

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.... Continue Reading →

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS)

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) will be running from 2011 for at least another 3 years in a similar fashion to 2009 and 2010, as a collaborative project with Butterfly Conservation, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and BTO. The aim of WCBS is to get a representative picture of the status of butterflies in... Continue Reading →

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