Records and Recording
Butterfly Conservation runs a variety of schemes to monitor butterflies and moths which involve over 10,000 volunteers across the UK. The data gathered in our world-renowned schemes is used by the Government to indicate the health of the environment at national, UK and European levels.
The on-going monitoring programme's help us direct our conservation effort where it is needed. It also helps us asses how effective current conservation work is and plan future conservation programs.
Above: Map showing the distribution of butterfly records received between 2010 and 2014 inclusive.
The vast majority of the records in Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield come from dedicated volunteers and casual observers. Others send paper-based site-based recording forms or provide us with casual records of their observations while out in the countryside (see links right). However, the vast majority of the records we receive from volunteers and members of the public come via our online submission form. We welcome submissions from anyone where sightings occur within the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull area.
These records are processed and submitted to Butterfly Conservation HQ by our Warwickshire Branch Butterfly Recorder Keith Warmington to become part of Butterfly Conservation's national recording scheme.
Other forms of recording include transect surveys,and the wider countryside survey.
2018 Latest Records