BBC Winterwatch and the NBN Atlas Comma butterfly distribution map

BBC Winterwatch – Series 9, episode 3, broadcast on 21 January 2021, featured the Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album), and included the distribution map of Comma records from the NBN Atlas (see below).

View the programme on BBC iPlayer (you need to register and sign in to the BBC to do so). If you want to skip to the feature on the Comma butterfly, it starts at 04:25

You can find out more about the Comma in general, as well as look at the 93 individual datasets that feature on the map.  You can even look at a breakdown of Comma numbers by geographical area (Watsonian Vice County) – all by visiting the NBN Atlas.

In addition, if you are curious, you can discover what wildlife lives near you!

UK and Isle of Man distribution of Comma records shared on the NBN Atlas (January 2021).

The Comma butterfly records have been shared on the NBN Atlas by the following 49 data partners:

  • Argyll Biological Records Centre
  • Berkshire Moth Group
  • BIS for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Buglife
  • Butterfly Conservation
  • Cofnod – North Wales Environmental Information Service
  • Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
  • Derbyshire Biological Records Centre
  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
  • Dorset Environmental Records Centre
  • Environmental Records Information Centre North East
  • Fife Nature Records Centre
  • Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records
  • Greater Manchester Ecology Unit
  • Highland Biological Recording Group
  • Lancashire Environment Record Network
  • Malcolm Storey
  • Manx Biological Recording Partnership
  • Merseyside BioBank
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Trust
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Natural England
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • NatureSpot
  • Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service
  • North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
  • Nottingham Urban Wildlife Scheme
  • Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Records Centre
  • Record
  • Rotherham Biological Records Centre
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
  • Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
  • Shropshire Ecological Data Network
  • South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
  • Staffordshire Ecological Record
  • Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service
  • Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
  • Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre
  • The Wildlife Information Centre
  • UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
  • Welsh Government
  • West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre
  • Woodmeadow Trust
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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