Join the Big Butterfly Count

1:43pm - 13 July 2022

Come and help us count butterflies and see rewilding in action.

The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide annual survey which aims to assess the health of the environment by counting the amount and type of butterflies we see.

It starts today (Friday) and runs until Sunday 7 August.

Avon Wildlife Trust is running a session for us on Wednesday 3 August between 10am and 1pm at Elm Farm in Nailsea. Book through Eventbrite.

The planned event this Sunday in Castle Batch, Worle, has been cancelled due to the extreme weather warning. It’s hoped this can be rearranged.

We’ve teamed up with Avon Wildlife Trust to deliver some of our rewilding programme. More volunteers are needed to help monitor changes in biodiversity across North Somerset.

Last year local residents became 'rewilding champions' to assess the impact that rewilding was having. They found a marked difference in the abundance of plant and insect species between areas of longer grass and those mown regularly .

In some areas more than five times the number of species were recorded.

More volunteers are needed this summer to survey these areas again, and to continue surveying each year.

Avon Wildlife Trust is offering free training in species identification and survey techniques.

Survey sessions are taking place across Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare throughout the summer.

Find out when the groups meet and how to get involved on the Avon Wildlife Trust website.