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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Devon: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 28th February 2016: 10.30am
Little Breach, Blackdown Hills, near Culmstock

Join the Devon Branch on a conservation work party just north of Culmstock and Hemyock.

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Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 28th to Thursday 25th February 2016, 10.00am-2.30pm
Location TBA

Scrub control to help the Duke of Burgundy

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Kent: White Hill Reserve Work Party

Sunday 28th February 2016: 9.00am
Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch on a conservation work party on this reserve in the Darent Valley, an area designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Black Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 28th February 2016: 10.00am
Bedford Purlieus NNR, Wansford, Peterborough

Join the Cambridge and Essex Branch in this ancient woodland on a conservation work party which will concentrate on habitat management aimed at the Black Hairstreak butterfly.

Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog

Sunday 28th February 2016, 10am-3.00pm
Near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire

Continuing our work on this super bog, but in a new area. This will involve the installation of more dams and removal of small conifers. We will be meeting in Gartocharn (or Stirling for a pick-up). We will also be having a workparty here on Saturday 26th March.

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow Work Party

Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Bentley, Between Farnham And Alton

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch cutting out scrub in grassland on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The reserve is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats.

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Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 4th March 2016: 7.30pm
Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2015 and plans for the 2016 campaign.

Habitat Management At A Brynamman Marsh Fritillary Site

Friday 4th March 2016
Brynamman

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular pony grazing. A joint event with WTSWW. Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) for details of meeting point.

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bernwood Meadows, Bucks

Search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

Green Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Twyford Forest

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Twyford Forest Nr Colsterworth

Join us as we clear scrub in two of the best areas in the country for the Grizzled and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

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Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Work Party

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Whittington, east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on their Prestbury Hill Reserve. This reserve has two areas of limestone grassland, high on the Cotswold scarp slope, east of Cheltenham and there are marvellous views across the Severn Vale and beyond.

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Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Work Party

Sunday 6th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Whittington, east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on their Prestbury Hill Reserve. This reserve has two areas of limestone grassland, high on the Cotswold scarp slope, east of Cheltenham and there are marvellous views across the Severn Vale and beyond.

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Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 8th March 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk by Peter Eeles - From Photography To Ecology: How One Man's Interest In British Butterflies Has Evolved

Habitat Management At A Brynamman Marsh Fritillary Site

Tuesday 8th March 2016
Brynamman

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular pony grazing. A joint event with WTSWW. Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) for details of meeting point.

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 10th March 2016: 7.30pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2015, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2015 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.

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Gloucestershire: Rough Bank Work Party

Thursday 10th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Calf Way, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch's work party on our Rough Bank reserve in the Cotswolds, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home to 33 species of butterfly, 42 species of nationally scarce and rare moths and 12 species of orchid.

Marsh Frit

Northern Ireland: Conversazione

Thursday 10th March 2016: 7.15pm
House Of Sport

A new venture for BCNI, members of the organisation give short presentations on their close encounters with wildlife over the last year, everything from butterflies in Sri Lanka to bioblitzes in Lagmore Glen!

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Norfolk: Norwich Meeting

Friday 11th March 2016: 7.30pm
United Reform Church, Ipswich Road, Norwich

Butterflies and Flowers in the mountains of Europe

Habitat Management In Alun Valley

Wednesday 16th March 2016
Alun Valley, Nr Bridgend

Details for all Alun Valley dates, as per 14th February above. 10.00am. SS913763. Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or <rgsoverton@gmail.com>.

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National Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting

Saturday 19th March 2016, 11.00am-4.45pm
Birmingham & Midland Institute

The ever-popular national meeting takes place once again at the Birmingham and Midland Institute in central Birmingham. The national meeting is open to anyone interested in butterflies, their recording, monitoring and conservation.

Green Hair

Recorders' Gathering, Scotland

Saturday 19th March 2016, 10am-5pm
Battleby, Perth

Our annual spring Recorders Gathering is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one. There is a small charge of £10 to cover the venue and lunch costs. Booking is required by 6th March.