Want to know which butterfly species have been spotted in the past in your area?
Now you can find out easily using Butterflies Near Me. This online facility developed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Butterfly Conservation, makes use of the millions of records gathered through Butterfly Conservation’s Butterflies for the New Millennium recording scheme, to provide a list of the species seen in your local area (specifically a 2km x 2km grid square).
Butterflies Near Me will work from a computer or a smartphone/tablet and can be used to check on butterfly distributions when you are out and about. It can use the GPS in your device to automatically locate the correct butterfly records, or you can manually enter a grid reference.