Big Butterfly Count 2017

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Take Part

Big Butterfly Count 2017

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, Instagram and Facebook using #ButterflyCount! 

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Join Our Photo Competition

Take a camera on your Big Butterfly Count and you could feature in our 2018 Calendar to celebrate our 50th Anniversary! 

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Find An Event

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