9 June: Butterfly Walk

Running alongside our Bee and Wildflower walks, you can also monitor butterflies with us. No experience necessary, equipment provided, you just need sensible footwear and enthusiasm!

Open winged white, brown spotted butterfly landed on a small purple flower, surrounded by long grasses

Meet at 1pm in Wytham Woods car park, finishing by 3.30pm.

It is possible to attend both bee and butterfly walks to make a day of citizen science monitoring. There will be plenty of time for you to have lunch (either packed lunch, or at the White Hart) between the end of the bee walk and the start of the butterfly walk.

The data collected as part of these walks are an essential component of our long-term monitoring of wildlife in the Woods, and will be used to inform our management decisions, and also utilised by scientists working in the Woods.

For more information on the protocol and routes, click here.

We are keen for these walks to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. With this in mind we have chosen transect routes that are easy to walk. However, if you feel unable to complete the entire walk that is absolutely fine, you will still be contributing by adding observations on the sections you can complete. If you are unsure, please chat to our citizen science facilitator on the day and they will advise.

If you have any enquiries about the walks place email us at wytham.woods@admin.ox.ac.uk or oxfordplanbee@gmail.com 

Can't make it this week? We also have events on other dates, see below:

Bee on a dark pink flower, surrounded by green grass


  • Sun 9 June - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies
  • Sun 16 June - Bees & Wildflowers
  • Sat 22 June - Butterflies
  • Sun 7 July - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies
  • Sat 20 July - Butterflies
  • Sun 21 July - Wildflowers
  • Sun 28 July - Bees
  • Sat 3 Aug - Butterflies
  • Sun 4 Aug - Bees & Wildflowers
  • Sat 10 Aug - Butterflies
  • Sun 18 Aug - Bees & Wildflowers
  • Sun 8 Sept - Bees & Wildflowers
  • Sun 22 Sept - Bees & Wildflowers
  • Sun 6 Oct - Bees & Wildflowers


Can't take part in one of our scheduled events? Drop us an email and we can let you know how you can still contribute at a time that suits you!