Big Butterfly Count is on!

Chestnut-coloured butterfly with striking markings on all wings
Peacock. Photo: Andrew Reekie

It only takes 15 minutes to join in with the annual UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, which runs from 16 July to 8 August 2021.

The 2020 count saw record numbers of sightings being submitted, but sadly the results showed the lowest average number of butterflies per count since the count began 11 years ago.

Citizen science projects like this help us to see how butterflies are doing, and then we can look at how to help those which are in trouble. Helping butterflies and moths takes money, however, so if you could spare a donation to help us help Dorset’s butterflies that would be fantastic.

You can find all the detail on the Big Butterfly Count website, including how to get an app to help you record what you see.



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