Butterfly surveys

Butterfly transects in the Uttlesford district of Essex

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Project Summary

Do you have some butterfly species knowledge? Can you tell a Large white from a Small white? We are looking for volunteers to carry out butterfly transects in the Uttlesford region of Essex at our West Wood, Shadwell Wood and Brookes reserves between April and September.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 21/06/2019
  • End Date: 30/09/2019
  • County: Essex
  • Organisation Name: Essex Wildlife Trust
  • Project Category: Species surveys


Project Description

The transects are generally carried out weekly, but are weather dependent.

To begin with the Area Reserves Officer would walk you with but ideally you would then move on to carrying out the transects on your own .

You should be able to walk on uneven ground and be familiar with butterfly species, but you don’t need to be an expert.