Records from Bolton Museum - Butterflies
Records submitted to and compiled by Bolton Museum
The data is largely for Greater Manchester although some records are from neighbouring counties in the North-west of England. The majority of the records have a 1000m or greater precision.
This dataset is a subset of the data collated and held by Bolton Museum.
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 externally verified by the Greater Manchester Butterfly Recorder, Peter Hardy. c) The entire dataset has been checked using the NBN record cleaner. d) Obvious duplicate records i.e. same species, date, grid-reference, site, abundance and comment have been removed. NOTE: The data should not be taken to be comprehensive or complete.
Largely records compiled from Museum staff, local naturalists, professional ecological surveys and members of the public. All records have been through a basic validation process by Bolton Museum staff before entry. Duplicate records have been removed. The dataset has also been externally verified by Peter Hardy, Greater Manchester Recorder for Butterflies.
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