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National  Butterfly  Survey  2013 

Welcome to the Irish National Butterfly Survey and Database information page.

We would like to thank all our recorders from around the country who have contributed to the National Butterfly Database during 2012 and indeed many who have contributed faithfully over the past few years and even decades. 
Much of this work can be seen in the publication “Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland”
which is regarded as the most comprehensive survey of butterflies ever undertaken in Britain and Ireland (see below).


If you wish to take part in our *2013 National Butterfly Survey*please download either a Casual or a Site record sheet. These are in pdf format and you will require a copy of Adobe Reader to open these files. 

Click on the Adobe logo if you need to download a free copy of the Adobe Reader. 
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A simple Spreadsheet is also available. So if you have Excel you may prefer to submit your records in this format - the database manager will be very pleased! 
Record sheets from other Databases such as Mapmate are acceptable but please export as tab-delimited file.

'Site recording' can be done whenever it suits you e.g. once a week, once a month or several times over the season at a particular site(s).  'Casual' records can be noted from wherever you happen to be in Ireland.

Please include a grid reference (if at all possible) or otherwise a good description of the location and the county. 

The local Ordnance Survey Discovery Map should be available in your nearest bookshop. 
Grid references can also be obtained using a GPS set to the correct datum, or from Irish Grid Reference or 

Please send your Irish butterfly records 

Information on interesting sightings and any queries are most welcome by email.

The Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club (DNFC) was founded in 1886 and is the leading natural history society in the Republic of Ireland for the survey and recording of plants and animals. Generations of its members have been actively involved with most of the major surveys and atlas projects co-ordinated by BRC. (Biological Records Centre in Britain)

from the “Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland

Irish National  Butterfly Database
DNFC & Butterfly Ireland 201

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