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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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 23rd October 2016: 10am
Devil's Dyke, Newmarket

Join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch on a work party concentrating on habitat management for the Dingy Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 26th October 2016: 10am
Witherslack Woods, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party near Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 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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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.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 29th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Broadcroft Butterfly Reserve, Portland

Join Dorset Branch volunteers on a conservation work party at Broadcroft Quarry, a reserve managed specifically for butterflies, notably the Silver-studded Blue butterfly.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 30th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Highlands And Islands: Work Party

Sunday 30th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Dunnet Bay, Caithness, east of Thurso

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this scrub clearance work part, which is being undertaken as part of the Caithness Biodiversity Partnership’s “Small is Bluetiful” project. This aims to improve the habitat of the county’s last remaining Small Blue butterfly colonies by enhancing surveying and monitoring, raising awareness of their existence, and trying to link occupied sites by creating new patches of habitat in between to make the overall population more robust.

Habitat Management workparties

Winter Sundays October to Febuary
Various Sites In Vale Of Glamorgan And Carmarthenshire

Habitat management in Vale of Glamorgan for High Brown Fritillary. Hedge & blackthorn thicket restoration workdays for brown hairstreak in Carmarthenshire and several management days for marsh fritillary at our reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire.

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 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 for tree management and scrub clearance.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 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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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 2016: 10am
Witherslack Woods, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party near Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

MEMBERS’ SOCIAL EVENING

Wednesday 9th November 2016: 7.30pm
Northampton Golf Club, Harlestone (near Duston), Northampton NN7 4EF

Join us and meet fellow members. Open to members and their partners.Talk by Douglas Goddard - Thirty Years with Northamptonshire Butterflies – Memories, Anecdotes and Reminiscences Quiz and Free Refreshments

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 2016, 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 up and burning hedge flail, with the use of a trailer.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 2016, 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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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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Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood F.C.

Sunday 13th November 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Do join us on one of our Winter Work Parties at Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management.

Winter Work Party: Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday 13th November 2016: 10.30am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Join the Beds & Northants Branch at Bison Hill for a work party clearing scrub for chalk grassland species.

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 13th November 2016, 10.30am-2.45pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath, Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch on a heathland work party. We plan to continue the rotational coppicing next to the area we did last winter; this should make a very tempting habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and other butterflies.

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 13th November 2016, 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 18th November 2016, 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 burning hedge flail and clearing fence lines, with the use of a trailer.

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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!

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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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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 20th November 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Please join us in one of our Winter Work Parties to generally manage the woodland, rides and paths, and to help with coppicing. you would be most welcome

Winter Work Party: Twywell Hills And Dales

Sunday 20th November 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Twywell Hills And Dales, Northants

Twywell Hills and Dales Scrub clearance along the transect route for a range of grassland species