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Big Butterfly Count

Help Hughenden with the Big Butterfly Count between Friday 12th July and Sunday 4th August for Butterfly Conservation’s national annual survey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Launched in 2010 the Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 107,000 citizen scientists took part in 2021, submitting 152,039 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.

Collect your chart from the kiosk when you arrive, take a seat in the gardens for 15 minutes and make a note of which butterflies and moths you see. You can send your sightings to the website (www.bigbutterflycount.org) or download their free app.

By taking part you're helping to assess the health of our environment and it's a great way to get close to nature!

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children welcome, the more the merrier!

Meeting point

Collect your chart from the kiosk and take your pick, our favourite is the walled garden!

What to bring and wear

Wear clothes suitable for the outdoors and bring your best butterfly watchers.

Accessibility

Hughenden is fairly accessible around the site, and there are lots of quiet and calm places to do this activity too.

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