Following the announcement about the winners our butterfly photography competition, we caught up with junior winner Lewis Jolley. 🦋
Lewis, aged 13, said: “My mum saw the competition through Mulberry Homes and asked if I wanted to enter as she knew taking photos of wildlife was a big hobby of mine. I found my butterfly shot, which is one of my favourites as I love the detail. My mum sent in my photo, and we thought nothing more about it.
“When we heard the fantastic news I had won the junior category I couldn’t believe it, I was over the moon. I’m so grateful for the voucher and am going to spend it on a new lens for my camera, so I can zoom in more and capture more photos of wildlife. Thank you so much Mulberry Homes.”
The competition was hosted in celebration of the Big Butterfly Count, which was held from Friday 15th July to Saturday 7th August.
Organised by the Butterfly Conservation, the event is the world’s largest butterfly survey and involved nature lovers spending 15 minutes counting the butterflies and moths they could see. The gathered data then helps butterfly specialists learn about the current population and habits of UK species.
For more information on the Big Butterfly Count, visit https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/.