The results of Butterfly Conservation’s 2021 Big Butterfly Count (which ran from 16th July – 8th August) are not good news. Worryingly, the decline in the number of butterflies and moths across the UK is continuing, with the overall number of butterflies recorded per count at its lowest level since the Big Butterfly Count began 12 years ago.
A sujmmary of their findings can be found on their website: Big-butterfly-count-2021-sees-lowest-ever-number-of-butterflies-recorded
But what can be done about this? Also on their website, Butterfly Conservation set out their new strategy for Saving Butterflies and Moths: our 2021-2026 strategy