You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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Late May to mid June - Visits to Marsh Fritillary sites
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk at this National Trust site to see Glanville Fritillary, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue butterflies.
This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).
Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.
Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.
A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).
Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland.
Find out all about the insect inhabitants of the Pitscurry Project gardens.
MAY BE SUNDAY THE 29TH MAY.
A visit to see the rewards of previous habitat management undertaken by members of Highland branch.
A field meeting targeting Adonis Blue and other spring species.
Join the Wiltshire Branch on this chalk grassland site, which has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife. We hope to see Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Marsh Fritillary butterflies.
A field meeting targeting spring butterflies.
Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY
Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater
Join the West Midlands Branch on the tenth anniversary of their Prees Heath Common Reserve for a FREE family fun day to enjoy all the wildlife of the reserve!
Target species: Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak & Wood White.
Join the Kent Branch for a walk and possible display of many varities of orchids
Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.. We will be looking for spring butterflies including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable moth, as well as other invertebrates and bird life.
Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens.
Chalk downland survey
The Cornwall Branch has organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard. We’ll be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly.
Marsh Fritillary is the target species on this afternoon walk
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The site is an interesting wet meadow on a sheltered west facing woodland edge.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.
This is a joint event with the Lancashire and Cumbria Branches. We will be looking out for spring species, in particular Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk to see spring species of butterflies, including Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this trip where we hope to Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies and the Wood Tiger moth.