Ringlet butterflies are seen regularly throughout the transects.

A group of members share the responsibility for formal weekly butterfy surveys from March to September over two "transects", one covering Barton Fields, the other slightly further east along R Thames. These survey results are submitted to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS).


Make your Sightings Count

Citizen Science – experiments, surveys and reporting by the general public rather than professionals makes an important contribution to research and understanding of many issues related to wildlife and the environment. You do not need to be an expert or undertake special field trips to contribute to many of the surveys. Here are just a few of the surveys which Abingdon Naturalists' Society members take part in, some from their own gardens:

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre collates wildlife and environmental records in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Their database forms the basis of a service to planners, land managers, students, environmentalists, ecologists and others.

ClimatePrediction.net – a volunteer computing, climate modelling project.

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