Each year Butterfly Conservation run the Big Butterfly Count. The idea is to count the butterflies you can see from a fixed position for 15 minutes, then submit your sightings.
The first Big Butterfly Count of this year was quite a successful one.
The temperature was 22 degrees at 2.30pm. There was maybe a little too much wind on one side of the footpath but the side which was sheltered by the crops was abundant with butterflies.
The location was open fields, one with maize and one that had been left. The footpath running through the middle had hawthorn, brambles and thistles.
25 x Large white
3 x Small skipper
2 x Gatekeeper
6 x Meadow brown
1 x Red admiral
3 x Peacock
2 x Ringlets
1 x Painted lady
The Big Butterfly count runs from 19th July to the 11th August and you can take part as many times as you want https://bigbutterflycount.org/
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