Big Butterfly Count

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Big Butterfly Count

Postby earthmaiden » July 29th, 2019, 1:15 pm

https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

In case any of our garden/nature lovers have not seen this and would like to do it.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 3rd, 2019, 7:00 am

I am tempted to join in the count, hoping that I choose the right spot to be able to count loads. Unlike the bird watch of 2017 where I got one sparrow... :lol:

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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby earthmaiden » August 3rd, 2019, 7:06 am

I heard this on the radio earlier Tezza. I do seem to have seen more varied butterflies than usual this year but it could be that I have been to more parks and gardens than usual. The count would be good to do somewhere like a park with nice gardens if, like me, you have an urban garden without many things like that visiting.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby cyprusmoira » August 4th, 2019, 9:24 am

earthmaiden wrote:if, like me, you have an urban garden without many things like that visiting.
I think that your count could be just as significant as it would show what was in an urban garden. I used to take part in the Great Birdwatch, counting what I could see from my second floor kitchen window










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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby earthmaiden » August 4th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Yes Moira, you're quite right - it's just more interesting to go to a butterfly laden garden than to sit for an hour and spot one butterfly!
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Grasshopper » August 13th, 2019, 9:13 pm

We have a couple of Buddleia (sp?) bushes in the back garden. The butterflies go nuts over them.
I had a Peacock on my hand yesterday. It took some persuading to go near some flowers.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Herbidacious » August 19th, 2019, 7:35 am

earthmaiden wrote:Yes Moira, you're quite right - it's just more interesting to go to a butterfly laden garden than to sit for an hour and spot one butterfly!


Or a garden centre - cf. a sample of what I saw yesterday in one in Sheffield on the Naturewatch thread.
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