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Welcome to the Garden Butterfly Survey for 2022

Garden Butterfly Survey is changing! We’re currently working on a new improved version of this survey which will be available in early 2022 to new and existing participants.

Thank you for taking part in this project so far. We hope you’ll continue to join in with the Garden Butterfly Survey by registering a new account in 2022. This website address will switch to the new system and the old system will be retired at that time. Meanwhile any butterfly sightings you have already shared with us are being made available to county datasets and the national recording scheme to help further our understanding of butterflies in gardens.

The Garden Butterfly Survey allows you to record and report the butterflies that visit your garden over the course of a year. Create a free account, submit your sightings and help us learn more about how butterflies are faring in UK gardens.

Please tell us what is fluttering behind your fence and help us to monitor garden butterfly populations. The more we learn, the better we can target conservation effort to help struggling species. Find out more about the Garden Butterfly Survey on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Click here for a quick identification guide to the most common garden butterflies or, for more detailed information, click on each of the species listed in your butterfly list once you have logged in.

See a summary of the results of Garden Butterfly Survey 2019 (2016 results, 2017 results, 2018 results).

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