Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count 2019 ended last weekend on August 11th. Citizen scientists made an amazing 104,294 counts and logged their finding on Butterfly Conservation’s website. Here is a link to the RESULTS MAP.

Butterfly Conservation have described counting butterflies as taking the pulse of nature. Butterflies and moths react very quickly to changes in their environment and this makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines act as an early warning for other wildlife losses.

As yet, the results of this year’s count have not been analysed but here is the analysis of 2018’s count. We will bring you 2019’s results as soon as they are published.

Header picture and gallery by DKG

One of the new butterfly species seen in the park this year:

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