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.

Brimstone

Suffolk: Spring Wood Celebration Day - Family Event!

Monday 2nd May 2016, 11am-4pm
Kiln Meadow, off Marbled White Drive, Ipswich

Join Suffolk Branch at Kiln Meadow for butterfly and other guided walks, woodland crafts and demonstrations, family activities, music, food and much more.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 4th May 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve for a leisurely walk with friendly company and enjoy the month's butterflies and the spectacular display of cowslips.

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Cambs And Essex: Beginner's Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 4th May 2016: 12.30pm
Mill Road Cemetery, Mill Road, Cambridge

Nick Ballard of the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery will lead a guided walk around the cemetery, where a variety of general butterflies can be seen. Come and find out how the 'Friends' are creating a wildlife oasis right in the middle of Cambridge city.

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Gloucestershire: Butterfly Recorders Meeting

Thursday 5th May 2016, 8.00pm-10.00am
Cheese Rollers Inn, Shurdington, south-east of Cheltenham

This meeting is for current and prospective butterfly recorders. If you live in or near Cheltenham, Gloucester or the Cotswolds north of Stroud and can confidently identify butterflies, please consider recording.

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Yorkshire: YNU Field Meeting To Fountains Abbey

Friday 6th May 2016
Fountains Abbey

The YNU are planning a field meeting to Fountains Abbey, 111 years to the day since their visit to the site which is described in The Naturalist from 1905.

Orange-tip on Forget-me-not

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 6th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Pollock Country Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Tollcross Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Tollcross Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Green Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Spring Treasure Hunt

Saturday 7th May 2016: 11.00am
Malmesbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Devon: Great Haldon Field Trip

Saturday 7th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
Buller's Hill, Haldon, Near Exeter

Join the Devon Branch on this field trip to see Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and other early butterflies. Numbers of Pearl-bordered Fritillaries have been steadily rising and the breeding areas increased at this site, following conservation management by the Forestry Commission.

Moth Trapping At Kiltarlity

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Highland Liliums Garden Centre, Kiltarlity

To view moths caught in traps placed in surrounding area the previous night.

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th May 2016, 8.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

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Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10.30am-4.30pm
Rewell Wood, near Arundel

Join us for the second of the Fritillary for the Future morning walks with an optional afternoon workshop looking at Pearl-bordered Fritillary monitoring and habitat assessment.

Denbies Hillside

Saturday 7th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
RH5 6SR, TQ141503

Robert Edmondson

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 7th May 2016: 10.30am
Little Butser Hill, Clanfield, Hampshire

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where there is a substantial colony of Duke of Burgundy butterflies and spectacular views towards Ashford Hill and the Meon Valley. We will hopefully also see Skylarks, Buzzards, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper and Small Heath butterflies, as well as early moths.

Green Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Slieve Gullion

Saturday 7th May 2016: 10.30am
Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Co. Armagh

Join us in early May for a joint outing between BCNI and the County Armagh Wildlife Society in the rugged and under-recorded landscape of south Armagh.

Oaken Wood

Sunday 8th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU8 4PG, SU993338

Malcolm Bridge

Orange Tip

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 8th May 2016: 11.00am
Homefield Wood, Bockmer End, Bucks

This is our first field meeting of the year to look for early Spring butterflies.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Sunday 8th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Fallin, Stirling

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Fallin to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Duke of Burgundy

Somerset And Bristol: Buckland Wood Guided Walk

Sunday 8th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
south-east of Wellington in the Blackdown Hills

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Forestry Commission reserve, managed by BC and the Neroche Project under a HLS Grant. See butterflies of woodland and flowery grassland, with Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies the principal target species.

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Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th May 2016: 11.00am
Battlesbury Hill (near Warminster), south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a walk on this ancient hill fort to improve your recognition of spring butterfly species. We may possibly see Duke of Burgundy butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Monday 9th May 2016: 10.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey

Duke of Burgundy

Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Tuesday 10th May 2016: 10.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey