Barnwood Park and Arboretum


The habitat in the Park and Arboretum attracts a wide and interesting range of butterflies.

On 29th July 2023 the Friends took part in the national Big Butterfly Count organised by Butterfly Conservation.

33 adults and 9 children took part spending just 15 minutes counting the butterflies they saw in the Park and Arboretum. They were aided by charts to help them identify the butterflies they saw. The results were then collated and submitted to the annual survey. 

In addition, craft activities on the theme of butterflies were organised to interest the children who took part.

Butterflies spotted in the Park and Arboretum during the Big Butterfly Count were as follows:- Brimstone, Comma, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Gatekeeper (more than 60!), Green Veined White, Large Skipper, Large White, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Silver Y-Moth, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Speckled Wood     

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