Butterflies in Barnsley borough have generally been well recorded over the decades, however the last butterfly atlas showing their distribution and abundance locally was published in 1999!
As a result we have only patchy data locally to analyse and monitor any significant trends of key species during the last 18 years, that’s where YOU can help!
Sorby Natural History Society is mapping Barnsley’s butterflies and day flying moths – and needs everyone’s help!
We need more records to produce a detailed atlas of all butterflies seen in Barnsley since the year 2000.
How can you help? Send in existing records to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See barnsleybiodiversity.org.uk/records.html for information on wildlife records.
One way is to walk around – or just sit in – your garden or another green space in Barnsley and send in records of the butterflies you see.
The project was launched at a meeting in Elsecar Heritage Centre on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.