We want to know which butterfly species are in your garden and how many of them are present throughout the year. Sign up and tell us a few facts about your garden. Then throughout the year you can log your sightings through this website. There is no set method, you don’t have to spend a particular length of time looking and you can submit records as often as you wish. However, it is helpful for the results if you check your garden at least monthly in reasonable weather so we get a year-round picture. When counting, please note the maximum number of each species present in the garden at the time. Butterflies can be very active so try not to count the same individual more than once. You should not enter negative records (i.e. when you have looked for butterflies in your garden but not seen any).
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