The big butterfly count takes place between 19th July -10th August. Last year over 46,000 people took part in 2013, counting 830,000 individual butterflies and day-flying moths across the UK . This helps the Butterfly trust to track what is happening to our much loved garden visitors the Butterfly. It is great fun for all the family and there is lots of information on how to take part on the Butterfly Conservation Trust website which is packed with information about Butterflies and moths. The Big Butterfly count is backed by some of our best green celebs, David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, and Joanna Lumley OBE so it is bound to be a great success along with your vital support.
For advice on shrubs and plants to grow to attract butterflies into your garden.