The big butterfly count

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The big butterfly count

This year, Steve's Leaves is getting involved in the big butterfly count. The count is a nationwide survey that helps assess the health of our environment – which is very important to us!

During our butterfly count across our farms we found the following…

  • At least 300 large and small white butterflies… we may have lost count!
  • 4 very helpful gatekeepers!
  • 3 Green-Veined Whites
  • 1 Brimstone
  • 1 Small Tortoiseshell
  • Lots of buzzing bees
  • A couple of cute ladybirds
  • Ducks and a wild brown trout!
  • Some beautiful farmland birds
  • And a fair few insects (which quickly became food for the farmland birds!)

We dedicate 10% of our to support wildlife, so it’s great to see so many bees and butterflies enjoying the different habitats on our land. The butterfly count runs until 12th August – so get out there and get counting! You can get involved here.