Butterflies are beautiful, arenโ€™t they! We all want to see them around, and the good news is that they are easy to see and identify. But like many insects, they are quickly disappearing. What can we do to help them? What measures help most?

In our project Agroecology-TRANSECT we want to close an important knowledge gap for agricultural lands and rural areas, asking how different agricultural practices affect butterflies and which agro-ecological measures work best for butterflies.

๐Ÿค๐‘Š๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ข๐‘ ? ๐ผ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘›, ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ฆ, ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘–๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘™๐‘๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘ฆ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ .

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ:
โ€ข๐‘ซ๐’๐’˜๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’๐’š ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘ (App store / Google Play)
(In the App choose Agroecology-TRANSECT as project)
โ€ขSelect an observation site (ca 500m2)
Optimally choose a pair of sites, one in the field center and one at the edge of a field
โ€ข๐‘น๐’†๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐Ÿ‘‰https://umfrage.uni-leipzig.de/index.php/62024?lang=de?lang=de
โ€ข๐‘บ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’… 15 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†, walk around and try to observe, identify, and report the butterflies you see
โ€ข๐‘ฝ๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’ in two or three weeks time, to find out what has changed. (Optimally, try to visit at least 3-4 times between now and mid-August).
โ€ข๐‘บ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’…! Tell your friends, family and neighbours: jointly, we can create knowledge on farmland butterflies
To learn more and download the protocol and the app see here: Butterfly Survey (agroecology-transect.net)

The Agroecology-TRANSECT team