The Big Butterfly Count
I've certainly noticed fewer butterflies in the garden this year, have you? This time of year the butterflies should be all over the place. If you live in the UK why don't you help scientists discover just how many butterflies are around by joining the Big Butterfly Count. All you have to do is go to www.bigbutterflycount.org and print out a sheet identifying British butterflies you are likely to see. Then choose a sunny day from 16-31st July and sit in your garden (or your allotment!) for 15 minutes and see how many you can see. Simply go to the website and add your findings.