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 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.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Flawborough Footpaths

Saturday 16th May 2015: 10.30am
Flawborough Footpaths, Nottinghamshire

A visit to one of the areas East Midlands Branch and Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group have been working on to improve the habitat for Grizzled Skippers in Nottinghamshire.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th May 2015, 11.00am-2.10pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Our first field meeting of the year is to search for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring butterflies.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

A field meeting on the Oxfordshire Downs to search for spring butterflies, including Dingy & Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreak.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Glen Orrin, Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. This year, after your fantastic scrub clearing efforts we would like you to join us.

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Devon: Guided Walk Over Chalk Downland

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Cerne Giant Hill

Join the Devon and Dorset Branch on this visit to a splendid ancient grassland habitat to see abundant spring butterflies and wild flowers.

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.

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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.

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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Devon: Moth Night

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 8.30pm
Hazelwood Farm, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this joint event with the Devon Moth Group. The location we are visiting has some 40+ species, including the Lunar Thorn, Water Carpet, Puss moth and Barred Umber.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glenmarksie

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.30am
Glenmarksie

A walk mostly on tracks with some short steep uphill sections. Through woodland to the open hillside where both PB and Small PB Fritillary have been recorded.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Grangelands NR, Lower Cadsden, Bucks

A field meeting to search for spring butterflies on chalk downland.

Devon Members-Only Event At Lydford Old Railway

Sunday 24th May 2015: 1.00pm
Lydford, Okehampton, Devon

Members of Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch are being invited on a day out to the Lydford Old Railway Reserve, which is home to what is probably the only colony of Heath Fritillary in the county.

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.

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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.