The Big Butterfly Count is on!
Butterflies are a key component of our ecosystem and their numbers can give us an idea of how healthy our environment it. Around the Malvern Hills and Commons there is a huge variety of different habitats providing food plants for a huge diversity of butterflies.
Since 2010, tens of thousands of people have been counting butterflies and day flying moths in their gardens and green spaces before submitting this valuable information to Butterfly Conservation. This year's count takes place between the 14th July and the 6th August so there's still time to take part.
You can get involved by doing a 15 minute count in your garden or local area.
An interactive map shows you where counts have already taken place and how many people are involved. Every count helps to build a pictures of the state of butterfly populations and the condition of our green spaces.