2016 Big Butterfly Count – guided walk at The Falkirk Wheel

Families are invited to join Butterfly Conservation on a free guided walk along the meadows and canal paths at Falkirk Wheel, where you can have a closer look at the butterflies flying there and take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

Around The Falkirk Wheel there is a lot of butterfly-friendly habitat, including meadows and flower-rich canalways.

You will be shown how to identify common butterflies and you should be in with a chance of seeing species such as the Common Blue, Ringlet and Meadow Brown if they are on the wing.

This event is free to attend, but booking is advised.

Everyone is to meet at the Visitor Centre of the Falkirk Wheel.

Please contact Urban Butterfly Project Officer Anthony McCluskey by emailing amccluskey@butterfly-conservation.org or phoning 01786 459 811.

All are welcome to attend and children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

We hope to see you there!


Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count is the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download an ID chart and take part in a 15-minute count during the event, which runs from 15 July-7 August? The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.

The Big Butterfly Count, now in its seventh year, helps Butterfly Conservation find out how our common species are faring and how to best protect them in the future. More than 50,000 people took part last year, counting around 600,000 butterflies.

The Count runs from 15 July to 7 August. Taking part in the Count is very easy – find a sunny spot and spend 15 minutes counting the butterflies you see and then submit sightings online at www.bigbutterflycount.org or via the free Big Butterfly Count app.