How many butterflies?

The national Big Butterfly Count started yesterday, a chance for all of us to help monitor and conserve  the health of our environment.

It's really simple (and a great excuse/reason to sit in the sun and relax for quarter of an hour), visit the Big Butterfly Count site for instructions and details of where to upload your results to.  There's a beautiful identification chart to download too.........

The count lasts until the end of August so you can pick the best time for you, and there's even an app for dedicated smartphone users!