If you're in the UK, now is the time to get outside and look out for butterflies! You have until 1 August to spend 15 minutes in an area where butterflies can be found and to report which species you see to the Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation. You can do the survey as often as you like between now and 1 August.
You can find out more on the Big Butterfly Count website, which also includes identification guides and all you need to record your sightings.
My butterfly sightings today included 2 red admirals, 5 small tortoiseshells, one comma and annoyingly one butterfly of another species that flew too quickly for me to identify it!
Which butterflies have you seen today?