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Get out for the count! 

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Leading wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, has revealed the dates of this year’s highly anticipated Big Butterfly Count, which will take place from Friday 12th July to Sunday 4th August.

The annual programme attracts tens of thousands of people out into their garden, local green space or the countryside to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies and helping to inform conservation action. 

Hot on the heels of scientific evidence that proves counting butterflies is good for your mental health and wellbeing, reducing anxiety by almost ten per-cent, the charity is calling on people to get out for the Count this summer. 

Butterflies are indicators of a healthy natural environment, and with half of Britain’s butterfly species already threatened or near threatened with extinction, it’s never been more important to understand how our insects are responding to the changing climate and to take action to protect them.

Last year more than 135,000 counts took place up and down the country.

For more information and to take part simply visit www.bigbutterflycount.org or download the free Big Butterfly Count app.

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