Today sees the start of the UK’s annual Big Butterfly Count, organised by Butterfly Conservation, which asks people to spend 15 minutes in an outdoor space and count the amount and type of butterflies, and some day-flying moths, they see.
We’d like to hear about the butterflies that you spot too – and we’d also like to see photographs, if you’re lucky enough to capture them. Whether it’s a dancing pair of small whites or a peacock butterfly basking in the sun, we’re looking forward to seeing the result – even if you aren’t confident of identifying the species.
How to contribute
Share your photographs, and tell us a little bit about them, using the form below. It would be useful to know where and when the photograph was taken, and if you can identify the species of butterfly, all the better – but we’re not expecting you to be an expert. We’ll publish a gallery of some of our favourite images.
One of our journalists may be in contact for publication before we publish, so please do leave contact details.