Have you joined the BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT yet?

Marbled white, peacock and common blue, all photographed in the reserve

The Big Butterfly Count will begin today, Saturday, July 15th, and will run until Sunday August 7th. Join in and help Butterfly Conservation monitor the health of Britain’s Lepidoptera.

Spend just 15 minutes in the park, your garden, a field or wood, counting the common butterflies you see. Identify them using the Big Butterfly Count’s ID chart and send your results to Butterfly Conservation. Alternatively download the Big Butterfly Count App.

Here is Chris Packham to explain how you can take part:

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