The Butterflies for the New Millennium (BNM) recording scheme  is based upon a national network of County Butterfly Recorders. These skilled and dedicated volunteers act as the central point for butterfly recording in the county or counties that they cover.

They receive records, verify (check) and computerise them, and maintain a local database. Periodically - typically once a year - County Butterfly Recorders will transfer copies of all the records that they have received to the BNM. The BNM could not function without the enormous effort put in by County Butterfly Recorders in their free time.

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An essential role of County Butterfly Recorders is to ensure the accuracy of the records that they receive. The many ways in which butterfly records can be used to improve conservation and knowledge will be severely compromised unless a high standard of accuracy is maintained in local and national data sets. County Butterfly Recorders will, from time to time, need to question the accuracy of records. Recorders should regard such queries as constructive efforts to safeguard data quality within the scheme.

Please submit all of your butterfly records to your County Butterfly Recorder. If you record butterflies in other parts of the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands, please forward your records to the appropriate County Butterfly Recorder.

Records submitted via the BNM online recording system will also be passed automatically to County Butterfly Recorders. Records can only enter the Butterflies for the New Millennium Recording Scheme via a County Butterfly Recorder.

If a county does not appear in this list, please contact Zoe Randle [email protected] or (01929 406006) for details. Recording forms and information can be downloaded or obtained from your local co-ordinator or from:

Butterfly Conservation
Manor Yard, East Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP
Telephone: 01929 400209

The current list of County Butterfly Recorders can be downloaded below.