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.

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Twyford Wood , near Colsterworth

Come and join us on our Spring Work Party in the Glades and Sanctuary areas of Twyford Woods (Forestry Commission, near Colsterworth). Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm to help keep Twyford Wood neat & tidy would be most welcome.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017: 10am
Haugh Wood, south-east of Hereford

Join the West Midlands on a habitat management work party at Haugh Woods near Hereford...

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Wiltshire: Find Out More About Butterflies & Moths In Your Area

Saturday 4th March 2017: 1.30pm
Village Hall, Middle Woodford, Just North Of Salisbury

Did you know that Wiltshire is home to some of the richest and rarest butterfly habitats in Britain? Join the Wiltshire Branch at this free Open Afternoon in Middle Woodford to find out more about the butterflies and moths in your area...

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Suffolk: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am-3pm
Purdis Heath, Bucklesham Road, south-east Ispwich

The Suffolk Branch has work parties at Purdis Heath (south-east Ipswich) on the first Saturday of the month over the autumn and winter, and occasionally during the Summer. If you fancy getting out and helping our Silver-studded Blue butterflies, please do come along...

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Scotland: Peatland Pearls Butterfly Survey Training

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld

Central Scotland is scattered with many bogs and mosses which along with their fringe woodland habitats provide important for homes for several species of butterfly. In particular the Large Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green Hairstreak butterflies inhabit these sites and are known to be declining across the UK. Come along to this free training workshop to discover how to survey for these increasingly rare butterflies.

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Help the Devon Branch with habitat management at their Lydford Old Railway Reserve near Okehampton. The main work will be raking up up strimmed vegetation on this special reserve that holds Devon’s only population of the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly...

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.

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West Midlands: Growing Day

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10am-5pm
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, North-west Of Ludlow

The West Midlands Branch will have information and be offering guided tours of the Pollinators Garden at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms...

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Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Milestone Wood, Caversham, Berks

Join us for scrub clearance work at Milestone Wood

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 5th March 2017: 10am
Monkwood, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on a monthly work party at Monkwood, an ancient woodland site which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 6th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be cutting scrub/bramble, raking and burning and clearing fence lines.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 7th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Harford (near Ffarmers), North Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch at this conservation work party held in conjunction with the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales (WTSWW) at a privately owned Marsh Fritillary site in Harford (near Ffarmers). The site was last grazed about 20 years ago and...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 9th March 2017: 7.30pm
Earley, near Reading

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation in Wareham of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, 2016's casual, website and garden records and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Rough Bank reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party clearing scrub on our Rough Bank reserve (near Bisley)...

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Scotland: Peatland Pearls Butterfly Survey Training

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride

Central Scotland is scattered with many bogs and mosses which along with their fringe woodland habitats provide important for homes for several species of butterfly. In particular the Large Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green Hairstreak butterflies inhabit these sites and are known to be declining across the UK. Come along to this free training workshop to discover how to survey for these increasingly rare butterflies.

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 10th March 2017: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

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Scotland: Cumbernauld Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3pm
St. Maurice's Pond, Cumbernauld

Help us make St. Maurice's better for the beautiful Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary on this volunteer work party.

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Ravensgate Common, Charlton Hill, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch clearing scrub to improve habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies at Ravensgate Common, south-east of Cheltenham...

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Suffolk: Annual Indoor Moth Meeting

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10.30am-5pm
Bucklesham, near Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Moth Group's annual indoor meeting in Bucklesham, south-east of Ipswich, for talks, discussions and workshops...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 11am-3pm
Hendre Wood, near Monmouth

Join the South Wales Branch for habitat management in Hendre Wood, near Monmouth. We will be clearing cut rideside vegetation to encourage the germination of Wood Spurge, the larval food plant of the Drab Looper moth...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Wyre Forest, Bewdley, west of Kidderminster

Join the West Midlands Branch on a habitat management work party in the Wyre Forest, near Kidderminster...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, Near Bardney, East Of Lincoln

Do come and join us on the last of our winter work parties to generally manage Southrey Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) and maintain its rides and paths. We will also be coppicing Section 5 which will make sense on site! Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Scotland: Looking After Our Beautiful Snout

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Near Aberfoyle, FK8 3TH

Following the success of the first event, a second work party has been organised to protect a colony of the very rare Beautiful Snout from encroaching rhododendron. Jacket potatoes, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be provided!

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Capes Head, east of Grange-over-Sands...