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Big Butterfly Count 2020 - Started

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With the weather set to improve in the coming days, don't forget that the Big Butterfly Count started 17th July.

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.

2019 was the year of the Painted Lady — what will 2020 reveal?

Full details can be obtained by CLICKING HERE.

So, a date for your diaries everyone — the Big Butterfly Count runs from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.

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