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Big Butterfly Count 2016 – the results

Comma. Photo: Andrew Cooper
Comma. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Common butterflies saw their numbers collapse over the summer despite the UK experiencing weather conditions that usually help them to thrive, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed. Continue reading

Big Butterfly Count results

Holly Blue
Holly Blue (female) egg-laying. Photo: Dean Morley

A butterfly locked into an evolutionary struggle with its parasitic wasp nemesis, Listrodomus nycthemerusa, has bounced back this summer following a series of steep declines, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed! Continue reading

The Big Butterfly Count has arrived!

We urge all readers of this website to do at least one 15-minute count for the ‘Big Butterfly Count’, which runs from 17 July to 9 August. This asks people all over the country to record butterflies over one quarter of an hour in any location they choose and send in the results via the Big Butterfly Count website. Continue reading