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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2017, 9.00pm-1.00pm
Dunsdon

Join the Devon Branch for a moth trapping and butterfly walk with leaders Barry Henwood, Jenny Evans & Steve Threlkeld.

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11am
Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point, south of Plymouth

Join the Cornwall Branch at Rame Head (south of Plymouth) for a field trip led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White, Small Heath, Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and...

Meadow Browns

Highlands And Islands: River Averon Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Ballavoulen, north-west of Alness

This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Heddon Valley, North Devon

Explore this rich butterfly habitat, which is one of the best High Brown Fritillary sites in north Devon...

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Holmwood Common, South Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Holmwood Common, then Inholms Clay Pit; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

White Admiral

Dorset And Wiltshire Branches: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmore Estate, Between Sixpenny Handley And Tollard Royal

This guided walk through ancient woodland is a joint event between the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches. A chance to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Salcey Forest, Northants

Join us on a joint field meeting with the Northants branch, looking for woodland butterflies.

Purple Emperor

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Field Trip To Salcey Forest

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Salcey Forest,east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell

Join us on this field trip to find the Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White and three possible Hairstreak species...

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Borders Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Borders Wood, Owthorpe, south-east of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch for a circular walk (approximately 2 miles) using public footpaths and bridleways through Borders Wood, near Owthorpe. We are hoping to see woodland species of butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly Purple Emperor...

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: Purple Emperor

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 11th July 2017: 11am
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

White Admiral

Work Party Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies including the White Admiral.

Ringlet

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 12th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out!

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Lulworth Skipper butterfly.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Nonsuch Park, Cheam

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Nonsuch Park; target: White-letter Hairstreak

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 13th July 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We will again be opening several moth traps put out the night around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve before courtesy of NWT

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 13th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Ashtead Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Ashtead Common; target: Purple Emperor.

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Friday 14th July 2017, 9.00pm-0.00am
Andrew's Wood, Loddiswell, nr Kingsbridge

A moth trapping evening near Kingsbridge with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Launch Event

Friday 14th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for the launch of Big Butterfly Count. His is one of the best times of the year to see butterflies and the wildflowers at their best...

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Big Butterfly Count - Nationwide Survey

Friday 14th July to Sunday 6th August 2017
All Over The UK

Big Butterfly Count is the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Anyone can take part - simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the event, which runs from 14 July-6 August. The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Piddles Wood

Saturday 15th July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
south of Sturminster Newton

Join the Dorset Branch on our first visit in some time to this ancient woodland south of Sturminster Newton, traditionally a good site for White Admiral and other woodland species...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017
Littlewood Nature Reserve, Quarrington

Join the North East Branch on a guided walk at Littlewood Local Nature Reserve (NNR), east of Junction 61 on the A1, where we hope to see Marbled White, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, Near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for butterfly ID walks on Magdalen Hill Down, one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). This is a Big Butterfly Count event..

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's display at the New Forest Wildlife Park for information on how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys. There will be information on butterfly identification and gardening for butterflies...

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Northern Ireland: Cavehill Big Butterfly Count and Safari

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Belfast Castle Grounds and Cavehill

Join the Northern Ireland Branch and the Cavehill Conservation Campaign to launch the 2017 Big Butterfly Count. This is a family-friendly morning exploring the grounds below Belfast Castle, before a slightly more strenuous afternoon with highly skilled and experienced local guide Cormac Hamill, exploring the nooks and crannies of Cavehill...

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Walton Downs & Juniper Hill, Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip starting at Epsom Racecourse; target: Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us for a walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies.

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Cabilla Woods, Glyn Valley, east of Bodmin

Join the Cornwall Branch on this walk through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) reserve three miles east of Bodmin, described as “one of the largest and possibly finest ancient woodland in Cornwall”...