Kingston University Biodiversity Action Group

15-07-2916: The Big Butterfly Count is up and running for 2016!!! - we need your help

Want to count some butterflies at Kingston University? 

Today is the start of the Big Butterfly Count survey period (15/07/16 – 07/08/16).

This year more than others may be really interesting, as the numbers of butterflies that people have seen this year are much fewer than usual. 

This drop in numbers is thought to be attributed to the weather conditions we’ve had this summer: 
  • Plants flowering later than normal for some species,
  • Heavy showers and wind possibly contributing to harder hatching and developing conditions for caterpillars,
  • Showers and windy conditions not suitable for easy foraging and flying for butterflies.
We are still looking for people to take part in the Kingston University Big Butterfly Count.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in adopting one of the sites below. Please get in touch ( I can get you on the list of surveyors and forward you the survey pack and instructions. 

Site number and name:
2. Surrey Club and Reg Bailey
4. Kingston University Nursery
5. Clay Hills – by the railway tracks and the lawn area
6. Dorich House
8. Roehampton Vale
9. St Georges
12. River House – back gardens/car park
15a. Kingston Hill – Memorial Garden
15b. Kingston Hill – Coombehurst Lawn
15c. Kingston Hill –Business School Wild Flower area by Food Store

Til net time,
Take care.

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