The Big Butterfly Count started on Friday 15th July and if you haven’t already started counting there’s plenty time as it runs until Sunday 7th August.
It is an annual UK-wide survey organised by Butterfly Conservation. By taking part we can help them assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) that we see.
All you have to do is choose a place to spot butterflies and moths, watch for 15 minutes, then record which species you see. You can submit your count as you go with the FREE Big Butterfly Count app or submit them later on their website.
Check out their interactive map to see what people have been recording and where. So far (21 July) only 17 butterflies have been counted for Renfrewshire with the Small White being the most common.
Find out further information on taking part and download ID guides at Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count webpage.