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Seedball calls on nature-loving amateur-artists to help raise awareness of butterflies with competition

Wildflower expert Seedball has announced an exciting opportunity for budding artists to have one of their designs featured on a limited edition seedball tin. The conservation-led organisation is calling on people with (or without!) an artistic flair to submit drawings of their favourite British butterflies and day-flying moths to help raise awareness of the UK’s most vulnerable species.

The competition will run from 26th September to 24th October and encourages people to share their artwork on social media by tagging @seed_ball and using the hashtag #seedballart. The winner of the competition will have the unique opportunity to have their artwork printed on. 

Seedball’s limited edition 100 Butterfly Mix Wildflower tins.

The aim of the competition is to highlight the work of The Butterfly Conservation’s incredible Big Butterfly Count, a public led survey that takes place every summer in the UK. Data for the count is collected by simply counting butterflies and day-flying moths on a sunny day, in one place for 15 minutes. The collected data is really useful to not only develop conservation strategies, but also to give conservationists a better understanding of areas where butterflies are struggling to thrive in.

Butterfly numbers have been declining rapidly since 1970 due to habitat loss and pesticide use. This has had a knock-on effect on other species, especially smaller birds who feed their young with caterpillars. Planting wildflowers in your garden, hanging baskets and window pots can make a great difference in helping their populations thrive again!

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