Transects and quadrats are two ways we can quantify the relative abundance of organisms. Recording over time helps provide a robust account of changes due to climate change, habitat increase or decrease, and human impact.

We are fortunate to work with Butterfly Conservation, the British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK, and doubly fortunate that the charity’s Chair of Council is Barnes resident and good Friend of Barnes Common, Karen Goldie-Morrison.

Weekly transects are carried out in season by a friendly team of experienced and passionate volunteers. We are grateful to Karen for her experience and expertise, and to photographers Andrew Wilson, Penny Smallshire, and others for their regular (and stunning) wildlife photographic contributions.

We are also extremely grateful to our team of volunteers who give their time regularly over 30 weeks each year to carry out this vital work. Why not visit our related links (below) to find out more?

If you would like to find out more about our ecological volunteering opportunities, or to report sightings, please contact Will.

2019 Barnes Common Butterfly Review

2017 Barnes Common Butterfly Review

2016 Barnes Common Butterfly Review

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