© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

As usual, a dedicated team surveyed our butterflies in 2020. Butterfly numbers tend to peak in April and July but Covid-19 restrictions meant that the April peak was entirely missed this year. Nevertheless counts were conducted thereafter and these suggest that overall 2020 was a slightly below average year for butterflies.

For further information please download our FoSL Butterflies Report 2020. Our thanks to Cliff Buckton for compiling the report and to Barbara James and team for conducting the survey.

December 2020