General - The Big Butterfly Count!

The British Butterfly Conservation has asked the public to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies from now until the 31 July.

Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell at the HOME office

Butterflies are seen as a key indicator of the health of the countryside and researchers want to find out how this year’s hot, dry spring has affected their population.

The Marchday HOME team have already logged two regular visitors to our garden, the Green-veined White and the Small Tortoiseshell (pictured here on our Lavender).

You can also get involved, go to www.bigbutterflycount.org and log your sightings, whether it be on your lunch hour or at home.  There is a handy butterfly chart for you to download to make it even easier.  Enjoy!

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