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Help the rangers: Morning moth count

Join us for a morning moth count

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and learn about the moth species that live at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal whilst helping our rangers count them in this conservation activity.

Meet the rangers at the visitor centre and learn about the important role moths play in improving biodiversity. What species will you discover?

This activity is happening between 10am and 11am and it perfect for families and budding young naturalists aged 11-18 years.

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Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Meeting point

Meet the ranger volunteers and team at the visitor centre green, on the left as you enter the estate.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

There is level access from the main visitor centre car park to the green.

Other

Five light traps will be set up at 8pm on the evening before this event. Volunteers will be onsite at dawn, checking the five traps, recording their findings and transferring the moths into containers ready for your observing. The moths will be released at 11am on the day of the event.

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on
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