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.

Green Hairstreak

Lancashire: Butterflies Of Warton Crag

Friday 13th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Crag Road, Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

Walk to find Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies!

Green Hairstreak

North East England: Stanley Moss Field Trip

Friday 13th May 2016: 10.30am
Stanley Moss, Crook, County Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a joint field trip with Durham Wildlife Trust, led by BC's Dave Wainwright. We hope to see the Green Hairstreak butterfly and Emperor Moth.

Meadow Brown

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 13th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth and Bat Evening

Friday 13th May 2016, 8.45pm-11.30pm
Panshanger Park, near Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a moth and bat evening with Andrew Wood from the Branch. This event is organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

Spring Brimstone

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bovingdon Brickworks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Box Moor Trust for a morning walk to see spring butterflies, including Dingy Skipper and day flying moths. This is also a good site for solitary bees and wasps, as well as having a significant array of wildflowers.

Duke of Burgundy

Herts And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch on their walk to see spring butterflies, including Duke of Burgundy.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Hogganfield Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Hogganfield Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Duke of Burgundy

Gloucestershire: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Edge Common (Rudge Hill), between Edge and Pitchcombe

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 10.30am
Stockbridge Down, West Of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this National Trust site, where we hope to see Duke of Burgundy, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Grizzled Skipper and Brown Argus butterflies.

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Free Butterfly Recording & ID Workshop

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Racquet Hall, Eglinton Country Park, Irvine, KA12 8TA

Have an interest in butterflies & would like to gain new skills or just refresh old ones? Come along & enjoy this free workshop just in time for the season! It is open to all including non-members.

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Spring Meeting & AGM

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Racquet Hall, Eglinton Country Park, Irvine, KA12 8TA

Talks, tea & a little branch admin. & not forgetting the raffle! :) Free & open to all but non-members may not vote in the AGM.

CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night

Saturday 14th May 2016: 8.00pm
CRANHILL N.R.

Saturday 14/05/2016 (20.00) - CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night (FREE) led by David Brown

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Search for the Duke of Burgundy and other Spring species

Holly Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Grovely Wood (West), north of Dinton

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a five mile walk planned to see, and get familiar with, common and some of the more uncommon of our spring butterflies. The target species are Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

Pearl BF

North Wales - Butterfly Walk, Llanymynech Rocks

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Join Simon Spencer for a Butterfly Walk at Llanymynech Rocks. This is a chance to see spring butterflies including pearl bordered fritillary, green hairstreak, grizzled skipper and dingy skipper at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

Duke of Burgundy

Yorkshire: Hawnby Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 10.00am
North-west Of Helmsley

Join the Yorkshire Branch on a field trip to Hawnby Hill, where we hope to see Duke of Burgundy and Green Hairstreak butterflies. If the weather is inclement, the trip will take place on Sunday 15 May.

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 1.00pm
Mount Joy, Newport, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Small Blue, Adonis Blue and Common Blue butterflies.

Pearl BF

North Wales - Butterfly Scramble, Eyarth Rocks

Sunday 15th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Eyarth Rocks

A chance to see some rare spring butterflies at this fascinating site. Amongst them the pearl bordered fritillary. This will be a fairly long walk that will involve some scrambling. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

WYRE FOREST Butterfly Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am
WYRE FOREST

Sunday 15/05/2016 (11.00) - WYRE FOREST Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Steven Cheshire

Bedfordshire: Whipsnade Downs

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am
Whipsnade Downs

Joining with the local Wildlife Trust to seek out the Duke of Burgundy and other species on the Whipsnade Downs

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Kent: Denge Wood

Sunday 15th May 2016: 10.30am
Waltham

Come along for a walk and see the Duke of Burgundy and a display of orchids

Green Hair

Green Hairstreak Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, G64 2TS

A visit to possibly the most accessible, reasonably sized colony of this beautiful butterfly in the immediate Glasgow area