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BioBlitz Cambridge 2021

Photograph of a red admiral butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly (c) Matt Lowe

We are working again with the Botanic Garden to try to count as many species as possible in 24 hours, and we would love you to join us. This year’s BioBlitz is taking place from 5pm on Friday 23 July to 5pm on Saturday 24 July. From hands-on wildlife surveying activities to natural history walks with experts at the top of their field, there is loads for you to do. You can find out more and book tickets through the Botanic Garden website.

Download the programme to get an idea of what is on offer, and make sure to book onto the activities you would like to do to avoid disappointment. There will also be family drop-in activities, and the chance to talk to wildlife experts surveying the Garden during the event.

Record the butterflies you see in the Garden, and you can enter our Zoology Live Butterfly Challenge too – check out the Butterfly Challenge blog post for details on how to take part and be in

BioBlitz Cambridge 2020

To give you a flavour of what to expect from a BioBlitz, watch our films from last year’s BioBlitz that ran in September 2020. Find out about Ivy Bees with expert Dr Lynn Dicks:

Go hunting for spiders with Dr Matt Wilkinson:

Find out about slugs and snails with Dr Richard Preece:

Go moth trapping with the CUBG moth group:

Discover small mammal surveying with the Cambridgeshire Mammal Group:

Record butterflies on a butterfly transect:

And see the evidence of animals attacking plants with Sam Buckton:

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