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.

Bog Squad Workparty, Wester Moss, Stirling

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, near Stirling

Come along and help us conserve the boggy habitat of rare animals and plants by clearing invasive conifers and damming old drainage ditches.

North Wales

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

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.

Suffolk - Transect Training

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Bury St Edmunds

An indoor training session for novice and potential transect walkers followed by field work

Duke of Burgundy

Somerset And Bristol: Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Buckland Wood, Blackdown Hills

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this woodland butterfly walk in the Blackdown Hills, looking for Duke of Burgundy, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers.

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West Midlands Argent & Sable Moth Walk

Sunday 3rd May 2015: 11.45am
Coombes Valley nature reserve

A guided walk with target species being Argent & Sable and Pied Flycatcher on National Dawn Chorus Day

Suffolk - Spring Wood Celebration

Monday 4th May 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Kiln Meadow Ipswich

Wildlife celebration. Suffolk branch has a stand and will provide guided walks

North Wales

Tuesday 5th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

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.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 5th May 2015: 6.30pm
Twywell Hills and Dales

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.

North Wales

Friday 8th May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

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

Green Hair

Northern Ireland: Mournes and East Down Field Trip

Saturday 9th May 2015: 10.30am
Bloody Bridge Car Park

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.

SW Scotland Branch New Members Day & ID/Recording Course

Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G53 7NN

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.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Ketton Quarry

Saturday 9th May 2015: 10.00am
Ketton Quarry (Leicestershire)

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.

Green Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.30am-4pm
Am: Byron Farm, North Somercotes; Pm: Donna Nook

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.

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Devon: Butterfly Walk In Torrington

Sunday 10th May 2015: 1.00pm
Great Torrington Commons

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.

Green Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex Branch: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire

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.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

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.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 13th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

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.

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Butterfly Field Trip at Kilkhampton Common

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am
Near Kilkhampton, NE Cornwall

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.

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

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Flawborough Footpaths

Saturday 16th May 2015: 10.30am
Flawborough Footpaths, Nottinghamshire

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.