What is the Butterfly Bash?
The Butterfly Bash coincides with both later emerging and later generations of many butterfly species and by getting involved you can really help us map the distribution of Irish butterflies and contribute to the Butterfly Atlas 2021. Butterfly Atlas 2021 is a collaborative project between the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Butterfly Conservation Ireland, Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland and the Centre for Data and Environmental Recording (CEDaR).
Real time progress
This page shows the real-time progress with the submission of butterfly records during the Butterfly Bash 2019. If you live in or visit a part of the country where there are gaps in coverage (please see the blue and green 10 km squares on the map below), we would particularly welcome your butterfly sightings. As the week progresses, you’ll be see what species are being recorded, where they’re being recorded and which counties have the most active butterfly recorders!