The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see. It takes place from the 15th July to the 7th August, and can be a wonderful opportunity to get children out and about this summer. Introducing children to butterflies can be a valuable part of their development and understanding of the natural world.
Butterflies have a fascinating life cycle and this can be a fabulous learning tool for young children when educating them about living things. Building a child’s understanding of living organisms using butterflies is a useful tool and can provide a child with an interactive way to learn.