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Be a Citizen Scientist and help monitor butterflies in Test Valley

Calling all butterfly enthusiasts. It’s time to prepare for the 2024 butterfly season.

Every year, Test Valley Borough Council takes part in the United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) in conjunction with Butterfly Conservation.

There are 10 locations in Test Valley with 10 transects in each. The transect walks are for 26 weeks between April and the end of September and consist of a predetermined walk.

Would you like to hear from you if you’d like to walk a transect, record your sightings and provide valuable information for our conservation work to help us plan how we manage our areas in the borough.

All training will be provided.

If you would like to be part of this year’s Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, please contact CitizenScience@testvalley.gov.uk to register your interest.