Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

To find an event near you just select your branch area (see In Your Area to find the closest branch to you) and then click the Filter button. You can also refine your selection using the Categories on the left-hand panel.

South Wales: Moth Trapping

Late May to early September 2015
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Glamorgan.

Three or four Moth Trapping events will be held, exact dates to be confirmed

South Wales Moth Trapping

Saturday 6th June to Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve

A series of three events on 6th June, 5th July and 23rd August. Ceredigion Moth Group are keen to recruit more moth recorders and will be showing moths trapped overnight at the RSPB reserve Ynys-hir.

East Scotland Angus - Coire Fee NNR

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015
Coire Fee NNR, Glen Doll, Glen Clova, Angus

An opportunity for experienced moth-ers to trap in the varied habitats and mountainous surroundings of Coire Fee NNR. This will extend through Friday night, Saturday daytime, and Saturday night subject to the number of attendees.

North Wales

Friday 3rd July 2015, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Cors Bodgynnydd

Friday 3rd July, 8:30 - 11:30pm Nightjars and Nightlife at Cors Bodgynnydd An event with North Wales Wildlife Trust, walking around this upland bog to hear and hopefully see a Nightjar, followed by moth trapping (if the Nightjars haven’t eaten them all). Uneven, wet paths. Bring a torch and midge repellent! Meet at Cyffty Mine, SH773588. Details from David Lee 01248 681268

Hawk Moth

Cambridgeshire and Essex

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
Bat and moth nights, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

A Ranger Service Event in association with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

North Wales

Saturday 4th July 2015, 2pm-4pm
Newborough Warren

Saturday 4th July, 2.00pm, Newborough Warren led by Andrew Graham and Ian Gorton Join Ian Gorton and Andrew Graham to explore several different species of butterfly at this coastal dune nature reserve. Meet at the main car park to the reserve. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmoor Estate, between Sixpenny Handley and Tollard Royal

A guided walk in ancient woodland with Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies among the target species.

Yorkshire Branch Visit To Brockadale

Saturday 4th July 2015, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Brockadale

Join the Yorkshire Branch and Brockadale Volunteer Committee on a walk around one of the YWT's finest reserves.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Bowdown Wood, Berks

Join us on a field trip to see the White Admiral, led by its champion.

Field Trip: Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Chase Woods

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore and do some recording too. If possible, bring a clipboard and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 118 covering the area.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Shapwick Heath NNR

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Between Shapwick and Westhay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will look for Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary amongst others.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Abbotts Wood Inclosure

Sunday 5th July 2015: 10.30am
north-west of Dockenfield

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk in this lovely part of Alice Holt Forest, stopping at several Purple Emperor 'assembly points' to see these wonderful butterflies battle for their territories.

Silver-studded Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 5th July 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Silchester Common, Hampshire

Join us on a trip to see the SIlver-studded Blue in a neighbouring county.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

Large Heath

North Wales

Sunday 5th July 2015, 2pm-3.30pm
Swch Maes Gwyn

Sunday 5th July 2014, 2.00pm, Large Heath search at Grid Ref SH852538 Swch Maes Gwyn This is a chance to see the rare Large Heath butterfly. Those wishing to attend this visit are advised to contact Ian Gorton on 07966 154608 to reserve a place as booking is essential. Please call Ian prior to setting off on the day to check that the visit is still going ahead. Wellingtons are essential. This event is not suitable for young children due to the boggy ground at the site.

Dark Green Fritillary

Butterfly Walk in the Dunes

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Upton Towans Nature Reserve, Near Hayle

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a delightful walk through this sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle. We'll be looking for Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

Family Day Iford Manor

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.30am
Iford Manor

A great FREE family day out. Guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale etc.