Take part in the UK’s annual Big Butterfly Count with this easy to use and informative app.
Spend 15 minutes in nature and help butterflies at the same time. All you need to do is identify and count the relevant butterfly and moth species you spot. Then submit your sightings to help take the pulse of nature. Your records help to show how butterflies are faring in the UK.
The app features a beautiful ID guide to help you identify and learn about the 19 species that are the focus of this study. You can also view all of your submitted counts and see everyone's records on the map within the app.
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I have always loved watching butterflies whether in the garden or out and about! It’s a fantastic and calming thing to do through the spring and summer months.
The Big Butterfly Count is a wonderful opportunity to observe and be part of a very important monitoring and preservation of our environment. The life cycle of our butterflies are crucial in maintaining a healthy countryside and wildlife. If you haven’t already done the Butterfly Count, please do it now, if you truly care about our precious environment and wildlife. 🦋🦋🦋🦋
Very interesting, a little worrying
In my seventies and mostly at home these days, so I had noted a lack of variety of butterflies than in past years.
But the 15 mins recording has also highlighted fewer numbers too.
I live in a ‘wildish’ garden with lots of buddleia, hebes and even ‘weeds’ and nettles, and a woodland behind - used to be ideal for butterflies.
I had noticed the lessening of numbers over the years, but the count shows some varieties no longer visiting. I haven’t seen a blue, at all.
Good little app!
I’ve put the details of The Big Butterfly Count on the family WhatsApp group as I thought it’d be something nice for the children to get involved in. Turns out I am enjoying it more than everyone. I’m in the garden every night after work looking for butterflies. Only thing is I wish I could upload my photos.. and on the first night, I spotted a butterfly which wasn’t on the chart so I was gutted. Other than that - love it!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.