The big butterfly count
This year, Steve's Leaves is getting involved in the big butterfly count. The count is a nationwide survey that helps assess the health of our environment – which is very important to us!
During our butterfly count across our farms we found the following…
- At least 300 large and small white butterflies… we may have lost count!
- 4 very helpful gatekeepers!
- 3 Green-Veined Whites
- 1 Brimstone
- 1 Small Tortoiseshell
- Lots of buzzing bees
- A couple of cute ladybirds
- Ducks and a wild brown trout!
- Some beautiful farmland birds
- And a fair few insects (which quickly became food for the farmland birds!)
We dedicate 10% of our to support wildlife, so it’s great to see so many bees and butterflies enjoying the different habitats on our land. The butterfly count runs until 12th August – so get out there and get counting! You can get involved here.