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.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 10th September 2016: 7pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: GREENMYRES ACTIVITIES EVENING - BATS, MOTHS & STARS

Friday 16th September 2016: 7.00pm - late
Greenmyres Farm, near Huntly

Discover some of the fascinating nocturnal inhabitants of community-owned Greenmyres Farm, as we use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths, plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will be on hand too with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 17th September 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling uncleared areas.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Moths In Autumn

Saturday 17th September 2016, 2pm-10.30pm
Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beech, Essex

This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge.

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Suffolk: Gardening For Butterflies at Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket

If you couldn't make the Spring Fair, come to Conservation Zone at the Plant Heritage Autumn Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. Suffolk Branch is unable to attend the event this year, but we are hoping to be present at the Plant Heritage Spring Fair in May 2017

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10am-4pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey

Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 25th September 2016, 12pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, south-east of Gloucester

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey. Members of the Gloucestershire Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Nomansland Common

Sunday 25th September 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm
south of Wheathampstead

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk to see Small Copper and late summer butterflies, with the possibility of Clouded Yellow. The walk will last 1-1.5 hours.

Surrey: Amateur Entomologists' Society - Annual Exhibition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 11am-4.30pm
Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ

The annual AES Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse and exhibitors and traders pack two floors of exhibition space. The exhibition is open to members of the public and not just members of the AES. Tickets can be bought on the gate: £4 for adults and £1 for Children (under 16).

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Norfolk: Branch AGM & Photographic Competition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Hethersett Village Hall

Live in Norfolk and have an interest in butterflies or moths? Find out about the species that live in your area and how you can help the wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation to protect them. Learn about volunteering,gardening for pollinators and much more!

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a work party at this very important site for the internationally scarce Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Yorkshire: AGM And Members' Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016: 10.30am
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Join us for our annual AGM and Members' Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. 10am for a 10:30am start

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Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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North Wales: AGM And Illustrated Talks - Pensychnant Centre

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pensychnant Centre, Conwy

Join us for the brief AGM and a series of interesting talks from three excellent speakers; Sally Pidcock (Warden of the Great Orme), Michael Slater (Warwickshire Small Blue Project Officer, BC) and Dr Tom Brereton (Head of Monitoring, BC).

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North East England: Annual General Meeting

Sunday 9th October 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill

The North East England Branch's AGM will be held at the National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG.

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Suffolk: Branch AGM

Saturday 15th October 2016, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Waldringfield Village Hall, Woodbridge, east of Ipswich

Join us at our Annual General Meeting, taking place at Waldringfield Village Hall. The AGM will be followed by light refreshments, then members' slides and the annual photo competition.

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Norfolk - Wild About Norfolk

Saturday 15th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

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Gloucestershire: Branch AGM

Saturday 29th October 2016, 2pm-5pm
Christchurch Hall, Abbeydale

Please note the Gloucestershire Branch AGM is in October this year instead of November, because of clashes with other events. Details to follow nearer the date.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 13th November 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Slade Camp, Shotover, Oxford

Search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Slade Camp, Shotover

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Sussex: Branch AGM

Saturday 19th November 2016, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Oathall Community College, Lindfield, Haywards Heath

The Sussex Branch AGM - an afternoon of talks, tea and cake....and our legendary raffle!

Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 20th November 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this guided walk across the reserve, where planting and fence repairs will also be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports.

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Norfolk: Norwich Illustrated Talk

Friday 2nd December 2016: 7.30pm
United Reform Church, Ipswich Road, Norwich

Waifs and Strays - the odd, the unusual and rare insects that have turned up in the eastern countries over the years

Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party. We'll be scrape weeding and hedge laying.