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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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 29th January 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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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. We will be pollarding sallow near the well, removing sycamore and reducing hedge heights.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 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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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017: 10am
White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow...

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Sussex: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 9.30am-3.15pm
Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold, between Godalming and Horsham

Join the Sussex Branch's new conservation work party on their Oaken Wood reserve on the Sussex-Surrey border. This 12 hectares (30 acres) reserve is part of the Forestry Commission's 324 hectare Chiddingfold Forest.

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Oaken Wood Branch Reserve

Oaken Wood: please see Work Parties, Surrey's dedicated page

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 3rd February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Friday 3rd February 2017, 10.15am-3pm
Ystradgynlais, near Swansea

Join the South Wales Branch for scrub clearance at a site in south Ystradgynlais for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. This is a joint event with Brecknock Wildlife Trust...

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Suffolk: Work Party

Saturday 4th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Purdis Heath, Bucklesham Road, south-east Ispwich

The Suffolk Branch has work parties at Purdis Heath (south-east Ipswich) on the first Saturday of the month over the autumn and winter, and occasionally during the Summer. If you fancy getting out and helping our Silver-studded Blue butterflies, please do come along...

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Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 4th February 2017, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Beaconsfield

Join this Upper Thames Branch work party on their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield. We'll be removing scrub and hedging, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017: 10am
Monkwood, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on a monthly work party at Monkwood, an ancient woodland site which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017
a south Wales Marsh Fritillary site, to be confirmed tbc

Join the South Wales Branch for scrub and bramble removal and other light habitat management for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. This is needed on most Marsh Fritillary sites. even with regular summer cattle grazing...

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Surrey: Talk

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
York House, Twickenham

Butterflies – the fun side: Francis Kelly, York House, Twickenham

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West Midlands: Work Party

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Lea And Paget's Wood, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust on a work party to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (Lea and Paget's Wood, Herefordshire, to be confirmed)...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 7th February 2017: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes...

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Northern Ireland: Records Amnesty Day

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Quoile Countryside Centre, Downpatrick

CEDaR and Butterfly Conservation have organised a number of ‘data amnesty’ days to help wildlife recorders submit their data. We want your records and will give you as much help as you need to input them! We’d love to see you - just bring your- self and your notebook.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 9am-1am
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 8th February 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing the diagonal path and removing fencing.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 9th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing the diagonal path and removing fencing.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 10th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing the diagonal path and removing fencing.

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 10th February 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 February 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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Scotland: Recording And Conserving Edinburgh's Butterflies And Moths

Saturday 11th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Edinburgh

Whether you’re a seasoned recorder or completely new to the fascinating world of butterflies and moths, Butterfly Conservation Scotland would like to welcome you to this free event in Edinburgh to find out more about how you can get involved in the recording and conservation of your local lepidoptera.