Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count

An exciting project for community engagement and citizen science.

Brisbane's Big Butterfly Count

Thanks to funding from a Brisbane City Council Environment Grant we bring your Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count!

  • For all ages and knowledge levels.
  • A BCN project run in cooperation with all catchment groups.
  • Connecting you to butterflies through talks, workshops and field training

Butterflies are an indicator species for environmental health as well as providers of joy to those who encounter them!

Zoom Webinar: ‘All About Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count’
Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm.

All your BBBC questions answered.
Details and book >>

Popular Count – for EVERYONE!

For home gardeners, families, schools etc there is this easy survey with 31 common butterflies.

The brochure

Use the brochure for one location. If you want to do multiple locations, please use one brochure for each location.

You can get the brochure for the popular count at your closest catchment group. View it here (PDF).

Use BioCollect via the website or the app to add to BBBC!
Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count on Biocollect >>

Have fun!

Butterfly Transects

For the scientist and others “in the know” there are transect walks in representative habitats along with catching, observation and ID.

More information

If you have any questions, would like to support the project in some way, or hold a transect survey, please email the BBBC project lead Jutta Godwin at

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