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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Butterfly Walk near Looe Bay

Saturday 25th April 2015: 10.30am
The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe

A visit to the Millendreath to Seaton coastal footpath to search for Britain’s earliest flying Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in this unique habitat.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 29th April 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve neat & tidy for the Summer! We'd be grateful for your help.

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 Norfolk Meeting

Wednesday 6th May 2015: 7.30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ

Wildlife of FYR Macedonia – an unknown part of Europe

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.

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.

White Admiral

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.

Dingy Skipper

Norfolk Field Trip

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Cut-off Channel Stoke Ferry

Field Trip to Cut-Off Channel at Stoke Ferry 10.30am Target species Dingy and Grizzled Skipper

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Whipsnade Downs

Whipsnade Downs to look for Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled & Dingy Skippers . Time 11.00am Car park Grid Ref: SP999184 Leader Greg Herbert.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Fermyn Woods Country Park.

Fermyn Woods Country Park. Looking for Spring butterflies. Meet at the Skylark Cafe in the park. Grid Ref. SP952848 10.30am Car park fee. Leader Doug Goddard.

Scotland's Big Nature Festival

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th May 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Levenhall Links, Musselburgh

Come and visit our stand at the Scottish Nature Festival / Birdfair to find out what we are up to this year.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire

Come and join us in the morning looking for the Duke of Burgundy & Grizzled Skipper, and later, elsewhere, for the Small Blue.

Marsh Frit

Marsh Fritillary Day At The Lizard

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Predannack, The Lizard, Near Mullion

Join the Cornwall Branch on this guided walk on the Lizard searching for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

East Midlands Field Trip - Asfordby Hill

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Asfordby Hill/Brown's Hill Quarry & Holwell Mineral Line (Leicestershire)

Join us on a training event for identification of spring butterflies including Dingy & Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak, so very useful for new members.