“Butterfly Conservation are encouraging us all to count these incredible creatures because not only are they beautiful creatures to be around but they are also extremely important.
“Hopefully you can beat last year’s total @savebutterflies!”
Princess Charlotte cradles a Red Admiral in a picture taken by keen photographer Kate
Conservationists fear butterfly numbers will be badly affected by the weather this year
Wildlife expert and TV presenter Chris Packham promoted the Butterfly Count when it was launched last month and said: “Join us in getting out for the count. We need as many of you as possible to make it a success.”
The charity added: “Taking part in the count is like checking to see how nature is doing in your part of the UK, so by looking out for butterflies and moths you’re helping us in our conservation efforts!”
Participants can submit sightings of butterflies during the count period via the charity’s app.
Conservationists fear numbers will be badly hit this year with a warm April followed by a cold snap in May and a washout summer having a big impact on the species.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK