The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
TWiG: June 2020
With the weather set to improve in the coming days, don't forget that the Big Butterfly Count is less than a month away.
The importance of butterflies cannot be overstated; they are excellent pollinators. Sadly, the deterioration of habitats and overuse of pesticides means they are becoming a rarer sight in gardens around the country.
Britain's butterflies need your help.
Recent surveys have shown a decline in many of the UK's insect species. By taking part in the Big Butterfly Count, you can help experts to build an up-to-date picture of the health of the species and ascertain what needs the most urgent help.
To read the 2019 Results CLICK HERE
To download the butterfly identification chart CLICK HERE
To get involved in this project CLICK HERE
So, a date for your diaries everyone — the Big Butterfly Count runs from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.
(our image shows a green hairstreak butterfly, found on The Sandstone Ridge).
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