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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Target Species: Barred Tooth-striped – a very rare and localised species associated with ash trees.
Come along and help us conserve the boggy habitat of rare animals and plants by clearing invasive conifers and damming old drainage ditches.
Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. A chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.
Beginers butterfly ID session at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts new Skylarks Nature Reserve
An indoor training session for novice and potential transect walkers followed by field work
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this woodland butterfly walk in the Blackdown Hills, looking for Duke of Burgundy, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers.
A guided walk with target species being Argent & Sable and Pied Flycatcher on
National Dawn Chorus Day
Wildlife celebration. Suffolk branch has a stand and will provide guided walks
Ashworth’s Rustic Caterpillar Search
In 1902 Manchester Entomological Society took 107 ashworthii caterpillars from Sychnant. Why can’t we find them? We will search for caterpillars of this North Wales speciality, noting their foodplant as part of a study to understand their ecology. The more eyes, the better! Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595.
Roosting butterflies and caterpillar crawl. Searching for roosting Grizzled and Dingy Skippers in the early evening and then looking for caterpillars of grassland species as it gets dark. Torch and good footwear will be needed. Meet in the main car park at 6.30pm. Grid Ref. SP938772 Leaders Andy Wyldes and Doug Goddard.
Wildlife of FYR Macedonia – an unknown part of Europe
Please join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch of Butterfly Conservation and enjoy a guided walk in search of spring butterflies!
Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm.
Another chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent
Join us on our first field trip of the year!! A guided walk through stunning coastal and heathland habitats of the Mournes area, in search of the day's target species; Holly Blue and Green Hairstreak.
A chance for new members to meet a few of the branch stalwarts & all to brush up on their ID skills & recording techniques if required.
Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2015. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.
Join us for a morning stroll around specially planted meadows for butterflies at North Somercotes, and after lunch, at Donna Nook on the coast. Bring your camera.
Join the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation on a visit to the Great Torrington Commons - a great site to spot the Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.
This is a joint field trip organised by the Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation at this National Trust-owned chalk grassland site, which is rich in butterflies.
Sharpenhoe Clappers to look for Spring Butterflies especially Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak & Dingy Skippers. Meet in the NT car park at 10.30am Grid Ref: TL064296 Leader David Chandler.
Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.
First count of Dingy Skipper
Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.
Please join us on this walk to find common butterflies and day-flying moth species in the wildflower meadows. There are also ponds present and the reserve is also noted for dragonflies.
Three or four Moth Trapping events will be held, exact dates to be confirmed
A visit to one of the areas East Midlands Branch and Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group have been working on to improve the habitat for Grizzled Skippers in Nottinghamshire.