Butterflies and moths are declining rapidly because of bad weather and their habitats are being destroyed. Many familiar butterflies are now far less common.
We are now being told to help survey how many butterflies there are in our region this summer.
The Big Butterfly Count runs from the Saturday until August 11.
Just step outside and count how many butterflies you see. You can get help identifying the species here.
It only takes 15 minutes!
You can watch our report here: