Butterfly Count 2020
The Annual Big Butterfly Count took place between July 17th and August 9th.
There were 45 Citizen Scientists who registered a total of 65 counts in the Tattenhall district – incorporating Tattenhall Parish and the Sandstone Ridge between Peckforton and Duckington – and 907 butterflies were identified.
The Top 5 Butterflies in our area were:
1. Small White 226
2. Peacock 166
3. Large White 164
4. Meadow Brown 67
5. Gatekeeper 66
although if any of the counts had occurred near my allotment then the two Cabbage White species would have been significantly higher!
Click on Images to enlarge our top three!
Nationally, there have been 141,948 counts registered, with 110,136 of citizen scientists identifying 1,499,537 butterflies. These have been ranked as
Top 5 Butterflies
1. Large White 285,973
2. Small White 277,261
3. Gatekeeper 192,712
4. Peacock 168,733
5. Meadow Brown 156,58
The results of the count are still being analysed, and more counts may be registered until 31st August. Further details can be found at the Butterfly Conservation website CLICK HERE