Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Butterfly Survey

The butterfly survey will shortly be available on the website. Meanwhile here is Christine’s summary:

The workbook shows: Number of species, Monthly counts, Year comparison, Moths and also this year I’ve added any seen at Aldcliffe Triangle.

A few things to note.

1. I didn’t do so many counts this year compared to last. Time and weather against me.

2. The field margin that has been planted for winter seed for birds attracted a lot of white butterflies so there was a large increase in the Unidentified white category.

3. Big increase in Red Admirals which is in line with Big Butterfly count results this year.

4. Skipper sightings down.

I have reported all these results (minus any unidentified butterflies) to Laura Sivell, the butterfly recorder for Lancashire and Pete Marsh, the moth recorder for Lancashire.