Local people have made 32,181 butterfly sightings in the Rother Woods area during 2009. The unprecedented response came after the Rother Woods Project asked people to send in details of their butterfly sightings.
The sightings will help Butterfly Conservation, who manage the project, to build up an accurate picture of butterfly populations in the eastern High Weald. The data will be combined with national data to report back to government on the state of our environment. The information will also be fed back to landowners.
A new online butterfly recording system for Rother and the High Weald will be launched by the Project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in 2010.
View a map of the 2009 sightings www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/rother