A couple of fab activities here to get young people out and about in nature during the summer holidays!Big Butterfly Count
The big butterfly count involves downloading an ID chart, watching a specific spot for 15 mins and recording butterflies, then entering the results. It's 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 closes on Sunday 7 August.The BIG Hedgehog MapIt's a great time of year to spot hedgehogs or make a hole in a fence or wall to make a 'hedgehog highway.' The BIG Hedgehog Map is a hub for mapping the UK's hedgehogs, and pledging to make holes for them. It's part of Hedgehog Street, a national campaign to save hedgehogs by People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) & British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS).
If these activities have whetted your appetite for wildlife spotting and contributing to data, you can find out more here https://www.countryside-jobs.com/volunteers/citizen-science and on the BBC site.