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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Lincolnshire: Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood

Saturday 29th July 2017, 9.30pm till late
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us for our Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood to see and have a go at identifying some of the amazing varieties and numbers of moths in the Limewoods. Experts will help you and i.d. books will be available. Around 100 species will probably be caught...

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Lincolnshire: Open Day At Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-3pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us for our annual Open Day at Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre, with kind permission from the Forestry Commission. There will be a Butterfly Walk at 11am, displays, sales, light refreshments and much more! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Aldeburgh

An invitation from a Suffolk Branch member to visit her 10-acre wildlife garden, which also has a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Ringlet

Sussex: Keep the Ridge Green Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Brighton

Join Jamie from the Sussex Branch for a walk in the Brighton and Lewes Down Biosphere looking for butterflies of the South Downs. We hope to see Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, blues, skippers, whites and some moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Kent: Denge Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017
Waltham, between Ashford and Canterbury

Join the Kent Branch on a walk looking for summer butterflies near Ashford. The walk takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
West Harting Down, North-east Of Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk near Waterlooville, where we hope to see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 1.30pm
Godolphin Woods, near Townshend, south-east of Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods near Townshend, south-east of Hayle. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera, but the target species will be Purple Hairstreak butterflies - bring binoculars!...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, North-east Of Corby

Join the Beds and Northants branch on this field trip to a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015...

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East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set last night. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach). This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Oven Bottom, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Essex Skipper

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Golden Skippers Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birkshaw Forest Nr Lockerbie, Irongate Road DG11 1

The Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch invite all to this butterfly walk in the Birkshaw Forest, where we hope to see Essex Skipper and possibly Small & Large Skipper butterflies, and why not do a Big Butterfly Count too?

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Lincolnshire: Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit, Near Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch on a work party at Snakeholme Pit to to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie) covers identifying moths, along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50, RSPB Members £10. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 10am
Holme, near Hunstanton

Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (NOA) at Holme to watch the opening of traps set the night before followed by a guided butterfly walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download an

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Devon: National Play Day @ Castle Drogo

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Piddledown Common, Castle Drogo

Come along for an afternoon of fun, games and butterfly spotting in celebration of National Play Day! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Reigate & Colley Hills

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate & Colley Hills; target: Silver-spotted Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. This is an opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Norfolk: Field Trip To Winterton Dunes

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Winterton-on-Sea, north of Great Yarmouth

Join the Norfolk Branch for a walk round this Natural England reserve looking for summer butterflies, including Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Red Admiral

Northern Ireland: RHS Britain in Bloom with Castlereagh Borough Council

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 10am-1pm
Hillsborough Play Park,Hillsborough, south-west of Belfast

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at this RHS Britain in Bloom inHillsborough with Castlereagh Borough Council. We want to encourage more people to plant and manage their gardens for wildlife. There’ll be lots of information and motivation handed out for children to grown-ups. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Child Okeford, North-west Of Blandford Forum

Join us on this guided butterfly walk on Hambledon Hill and take part in the Big Butterfly Count while you are here!

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Upper Thames: Branch Display Stand at at Countryfile Live

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2017, 9.00am-5.30pm
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon

Come and visit the Upper Thames Branch display stand at Countryfile Live. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Night Hunters And Their Prey

Friday 4th August 2017: 8.00pm - late
Crathie, Near Balmoral, Aberdeenshire

Get up close and personal with bats and moths! Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Family Butterfly Day

Friday 4th August 2017: 10am
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, near Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a Family Butterfly Day. There will be guided butterfly walks, craft activities for children and photographic displays at this popular event for families at the beautiful Sir John Hillier Gardens near Romsey.. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 4th August 2017: 10.30am
Tennyson Down (National Trust), Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Totland Bay where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Chalk Hill Blue and other blue butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Cumbria: Guided Walk

Friday 4th August 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Bouth, Ulverston

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society for a walk led by Chris Berry, an excellent speaker and natural history expert. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 2pm
Devils Dyke,Cambridgeshire

Back by popular demand; a walk through clouds of butterflies on a site the Cambs & Essex Branch have helped conserve for years. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017, 9.45am-4.30pm
Great Train Journey West: Dorking-Gomshall

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey West from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Gomshall; 10km return walk along the North Downs; target: 25+ species. This is an excellent opportunity to join in with Big Butterfly Count...

Chalk Hill Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Recognition Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 11am
Clearbury Down, Odstock, south of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a south Wiltshire butterfly recognition walk near Odstock, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...