Distribution of Butterflies in Greater Manchester
Records of butterflies held by GMEU for Greater Manchester. The data set does not include any Protected, UK Biodiversity Priority Species or any Invasive Non Native Species (as defined by the Environment Agency).
Greater Manchester with a small proportion of records from bordering districts. The majority of records have a 6 figure or greater accuracy.
The dataset is a subset of the data held by GMEU. The dataset was created to inform the Greater Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan, the local wildlife site system and planning decisions within the county.
a) Grid references have been checked against the original site descriptions. Erronious grid references, where identified, have been corrected. b) The entire dataset has been checked using the NBN record cleaner. c) Duplicate records have been removed where the species, grid ref, site, date, abundance and comments match. d) The entire dataset has been verified by the Greater Manchester butterfly recorder Peter Hardy
Largely records compiled from local naturalists. All records have been through a basic validation process by GMEU ecologists before entry. The entire dataset has also been externally verified by Peter Hardy, the Greater Manchester butterfly recorder.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-06-19 09:10:52.0