Big Butterfly Count 2016

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Big Butterfly Count 2016

Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to help reverse butterfly declines by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. The Big Butterfly Count encourages people to spot and record 18 species of common butterflies and two day-flying moths during three weeks of high summer.

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Get The App

Download The App

Download our free smartphone app for Big Butterfly Count. Now you can carry out and submit your Count all in one go while out and about watching butterflies. Now available for iOS and Android.

Don't forget to join in with the Count on Twitter using #ButterflyCount

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Join Our Photo Competition

Take a camera on your Big Butterfly Count and you could win up to £100 of Waitrose vouchers. To celebrate the Count we are hosting a photographic competition to honour the beauty of some of our more common butterflies and day-flying moths. Waitrose have kindly donated the prizes, so get snapping!  

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Be A Count Ambassador

This year we're asking you to share your love of butterflies and help us get more people involved in the Big Butterfly Count. We've got some great ideas about ways to involve your friends and family and have fun at the same time. Plus there are new free resources to download.

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Half-price Membership

To say thank you to all the counters out there and to give you the chance to find out more about the work we do, we're offering a 50% discount on membership during this year's Big Butterfly Count. 

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Come To Our Events

Join our experts on one of our Big Butterfly Count events up and down the country this summer. Learn how to ID the 20 species we record during the Count, and discover some of the best places to see them. Walk with our butterfly guides and get butterfly spotting advice and tips. Pack a lunch and bring the family along for a great day out.

Learn about the 20 Big Butterfly Count species