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.

Silver-studded Blue

South Wales: Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

Join the South Wales Branch for a chance to see Silver-studded Blue butterflies in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Whitmoor Common

Thursday 30th June 2016
Worplesdon, Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a walk led by Francis Kelly to see Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral butterflies.

Les

North Wales: Moths At Bryn Euryn

Thursday 30th June 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Bryn Euryn, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Join the North Wales Branch and see last night's catch of moths at the top of Bryn Euryn.

Meadow Brown

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

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North Wales:Glow Worms And Moths Of The Great Orme

Friday 1st July 2016, 9.30pm-11.55pm
Great Orme

Join the North Wales Branch for a guided walk to search for glow worm and moths along the cliffs of the west side of the Great Orme, led by Mark Sheridan. This will be followed by moth trapping till late.

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West Midlands: Moth Night

Friday 1st July 2016: 9pm
Stone, south of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a moth night at the Stone Meadows Local Nature Reserve (LNR) - all welcome!

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Deepdale, North Yorkshire

This Field Trip to Deepdale, North Yorkshire, to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, will be on Saturday, 2nd July or Sunday, 3rd July 2016 if the weather on the Saturday is poor.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

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Yorkshire: Deepdale Meadow

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.30am
Deepdale, Dalby Forest

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

Wood White

Northern Ireland: Butterfly Conservation Stand @ Omagh Show

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.00am-5.00pm
Omagh Show, 3 Gillygooley Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT78 5LZ

Come and find Butterfly Conservation’s stand at the Omagh Show... we’ll be promoting the upcoming Big Butterfly Count which runs 15th July - 7th August this year. Come and ‘have a go’ at moth identification and hear about the life cycle of our butterflies and moths and what you can do to help them in your garden or on the farm. There’ll be advice on how to garden for Lepidopteras, we’ll be promoting our ‘Pots for Pollinators’ initiative and there’ll be fun colouring-in fact sheets for young keen naturalists.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

Purple Hairstreak

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, Near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Northern Brown Argus

Glasgow And South West Scotland: Cancelled-Northern Brown Argus Butterfly Walk-Cancelled

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 12.00pm-3.30pm
Coulter, South Lanarkshire ML12 6

Due to the currently forecast weather our walk leader has decided to sadly cancel our scheduled walk on Saturday to see Northern Brown Argus. :( We shall see if we are able to reschedule it for another date. ========================================================================== A walk from Birthwood Rd car park up the Girdle Burn to search for Northern Brown Argus butterfly and their eggs.

Chequered Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Fort William Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Fort William, Nevis Range

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a walk that will take us through mixed woodland habitat to a large open area noted for its butterflies and hopefully some day-flying moths. The very rare Chequered Skipper has been recorded in this area though at this date is almost past its flight time.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

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Upper Thames New Members' Day

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Benson, Oxon

New and recently joined members of the Upper Thames Branch are invited to the New Members' Day. This is an opportunity to meet other branch members, to find out more about butterfly and moth conservation, our events and how you can become involved.

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

High brown fritillary

South Wales: High Brown Fritillary Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

Join the South Wales Branch on one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in the Alun Valley.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

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