Butterfly Hunt in your park or garden
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count, a nationwide survey helping to assess the health of our environment. Over 113,500 people took part in 2019, submitting 116,009 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK. This event is specifically arranged to identify butterflies in your local area so you can download the Big Butterfly Chart to tick them off. For example at Mereway Nature Park beside the River Crane are woods, grassland and park environments to find different varieties of butterflies and moths. Or you could do this activity in your garden or locally.
This is a great activity to do with children and is also one of the FORCE Family Challenge activities to collect a stamp. For those who haven't signed up yet, just click here to join in and start collecting stamps for the FORCE Challenge water vole badge ! Photograph of the Red Admiral butterfly is courtesy of CloseEyeOnTheCraneby Keith Martin.