Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey volunteers collect data and support studies on the abundance of butterfly species in the United Kingdom countryside.
Butterflies are unique indicators of the state of the environment because of their rapid lifecycles and high sensitivity to environmental conditions. The volunteer networks and datasets created by this project enable accurate assessment of butterfly trends, allowing researchers to assess the impacts of climate change.
This pioneering study aims to get a representative picture of the status of butterflies in widespread
This new scheme runs in parallel with United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, which is very effective at monitoring habitat-specialist butterflies and lowland semi-natural habitats, and the Butterflies for the New Millennium project, which acts as the main source of information on where butterflies live.
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Email: Dr Zoë Randle at email@example.com
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Recording forms, map, writing instrument, and a computer with Internet access. The project recording form can be found at http://www.ukbms.org/Downloads/Wider_Countryside/WCBS%20recording%20form1.pdf
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
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