Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year.
The Big Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is going on with the environment around them.
My first Butterfly count for this year has come from my garden about 4pm this afternoon
During the 15 minutes I spotted
3 Large Whites
1 Meadow Brown
Previously during the week I had spotted a Painted Lady, 4 Peacock butterflies and a Silver-washed fritillary which can’t be counted but they were good to see.
I was really pleased to find out this week that I’d won a wildlife photography competition run by Secret World Wildlife Rescue (11 to 15 age group) which was judged by Chris Packham.