Big Butterfly Count number one

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



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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Big Butterfly Count number one

  1. Neil Anderson says:

    Looking at what you counted you don’t have down Large Sjkipper on your list but appears as your first photo. Notice the mottled wings which Small or Essex Skipper don’t have.

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