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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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Scotland: Peatland Pearls Butterfly Survey Training

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride

Central Scotland is scattered with many bogs and mosses which along with their fringe woodland habitats provide important for homes for several species of butterfly. In particular the Large Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green Hairstreak butterflies inhabit these sites and are known to be declining across the UK. Come along to this free training workshop to discover how to survey for these increasingly rare butterflies.

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Rough Bank reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party clearing scrub on our Rough Bank reserve (near Bisley)...

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation in Wareham of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, 2016's casual, website and garden records and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers...

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Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 9th March 2017: 7.30pm
Earley, near Reading

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 10th March 2017: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Ravensgate Common, Charlton Hill, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch clearing scrub to improve habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies at Ravensgate Common, south-east of Cheltenham...

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Suffolk: Annual Indoor Moth Meeting

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10.30am-5pm
Bucklesham, near Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Moth Group's annual indoor meeting in Bucklesham, south-east of Ipswich, for talks, discussions and workshops...

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 8.30am-1pm
Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath BC Reserves

Volunteers are needed by the Sussex Branch throughout the autumn and winter months for habitat improvement at their Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little of time as you wish.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Wyre Forest, Bewdley, west of Kidderminster

Join the West Midlands Branch on a habitat management work party in the Wyre Forest, near Kidderminster...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, Near Bardney, East Of Lincoln

Do come and join us on the last of our winter work parties to generally manage Southrey Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) and maintain its rides and paths. We will also be coppicing Section 5 which will make sense on site! Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Scotland: Looking After Our Beautiful Snout

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Near Aberfoyle, FK8 3TH

Following the success of the first event, a second work party has been organised to protect a colony of the very rare Beautiful Snout from encroaching rhododendron. Jacket potatoes, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be provided!

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Capes Head, east of Grange-over-Sands...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 12th March 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve, Lakeside, Earley, Reading

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Maiden Erlegh)...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 11am-3pm
Hendre Wood, near Monmouth

Join the South Wales Branch for habitat management in Hendre Wood, near Monmouth. We will be clearing cut rideside vegetation to encourage the germination of Wood Spurge, the larval food plant of the Drab Looper moth...

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Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 14th March 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk in Hamworthy by Mark Spencer - Dorset Butterflies and Their Relationship with Their Environment...

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017: 10am
Graythwaite Primrose Planting

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party planting primroses at Graythwaite (near Ulverston)...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017: 10.30am
Prees Heath Common Reserve, Whitchurch, north of Shrewsury

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party at our Prees Heath Common reserve...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Surrey: Talk

Thursday 16th March 2017, 2.45pm-4.15pm
Guildford Institute

Gail Jeffcoate: Surrey's Butterflies of Downland & Woodland. Guildford Institute.

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 16th March 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Brockham Quarry, East Of Dorking

Join Surrey Branch & Surrey Wildlife Trust managing habitat for Small Blue butterflies at Brockham Quarry, east of Dorking...

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In North Dorset

Friday 17th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
East Stour Village Hall, near Gillingham

All are welcome to hear reports on 2016 recording (casual, website, Wider Countryside and garden recording) and plans for the 2017 campaign at East Stour Village Hall...

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Devon: Work Party

Saturday 18th March 2017: 10.00am
Miltor Mator, near Kingskerswell, west of Torquay

Join the Devon Branch's work party at Miltor Mator Common (near Kingskerswell), which borders Stoneycombe Quarry. It is a good locality for Grizzled Skipper, now an increasingly rare butterfly in Devon. The contact information for this event have been updated so please check full event details.

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Scotland: Recorders' Gathering

Saturday 18th March 2017, 10am-5pm
Battleby, Perth

Our annual spring Recorders Gathering in Perth 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...

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 18th March 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 19th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give on between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Winter Work Party

Sunday 19th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Fermyn Woods Country Park, Brigstock, south-east of Corby

Join the Beds and Northants Branch for scrub clearance in the main park for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreaks Brigstock (south-east of Corby)...