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.

Members' Day, Scotland

Saturday 4th October 2014, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season. Starts at 1030, coffee from 9.45. See you there!

AES Exhibition & Trade Fair

Saturday 4th October 2014, 11.00am-4.30pm
Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames

Kempton: UK's largest entomological fair

Somerset And Bristol - Large Blue Action Group

Sunday 5th October 2014 to Tuesday 31st March 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Polden Hills, Somerset

Join the Large Blue Action Group to help the Large Blue Butterfly in the Polden Hills. All sites are located near Langport and Somerton.

Wild about Norfolk

Saturday 11th October 10:00am-4:00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

Yorkshire Members' Day And AGM

Sunday 12th October 2014, 10.30am-4.00pm
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Join us for the annual Members' Day and AGM at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 12th October 2014: 10.15am
Sharnbrook Village

Winter Work Party: Woodland Management Meet in car park in centre of Sharnbrook Village (Church Lane & HighStreet) Then short drive to site. SP995596 Contact Ian Kimsey 01234 781763 10.15am

Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog

Saturday 18th October 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Blairbeich Bog, near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire

We will continue our work on invasive rhododendron and other scrub, will start ditch-damming, and may complete a peat depth survey at this lovely site inside the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. There will be another workparty here on 25 October.

Lankham Bottom Reserve

Conservation Action Day At Lankham Bottom

Sunday 19th October 2014, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, not far from Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain this important reserve. Day includes gorse and scrub clearing.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 19th October 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Fermyn Woods Country Park

Winter Work Party: 19th October Fermyn Woods Country Park Scrub clearance in the main park 10am - 4pm Park behind the Skylark Cafe SP952848 Contact Doug Goddard 01604 408670

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Highlands and Islands - Glen Orrin Work Party

Saturday 25th October 2014, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord

Another chance to help cut back vegetation to benefit butterflies! This time it is to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Wester Moss workparty, Stirling

Saturday 1st November 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, near Stirling

Come and help clear pine and install plastic dams on this wonderful lowland peatland! Bring stout boots or wellies, warm clothing and a packed lunch.

A Journey Across Papua New Guinea

Wednesday 5th November 2014: 7.30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ

“A Journey across Papua New Guinea”. An illustrated talk by Ann Duff. Contact: Judy Dunmore, Tel: 01263 822550

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 9th November 2014: 10.30am
Whipsnade.

Winter Work Party: 9th November Duke of Burgundy Habitat Management Whipsnade. Meet in NT Car Park Bison Hill.TL000185. Contact Greg Herbert 01582 663784 10.30am

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 9th November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing Southrey Wood; an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

National AGM & Members' Day

Saturday 15th November 2014, 9.30am-5.15pm
Stareton Hall, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 16th November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Twywell Hills & Dales

Winter Work Party: 16th November Twywell Hills & Dales Scrub clearance along the Transect route 10am - 4pm Meet in the main car park SP938772 Contact Doug Goddard 01604 408670

East Midlands Branch AGM 2014

Sunday 16th November 2014, 10.15am-2.30pm
Attenborough Nature Reserve

Branch AGM 2014, to be held at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Visitor Centre, Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Surrey AGM & Members' Day

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 10.00am-4.40pm
Friends Life Sports & Social Club, Pixham Lane, Dorking RH4 1QA

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 23rd November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going Brown Hairstreak management in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Thursday 27th November 2014: 10.00am
Sywell Country Park

Winter Work Party: 27th November Thursday Sywell Country Park Winter maintenance in the Butterfly Garden. SP833651 Contact Ian Kimsey 01234 781763 10.00am

Kingshill Workparty,

Saturday 29th November 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm
near Allanton, Shotts, Scotland

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve in Allanton, carrying on with scrub removal on the peat bog and bing slopes there, and maybe installing some plastic dams.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 30th November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with the coppicing in Southrey Wood, an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Bog Squad Workparty, Cander Moss

Tuesday 9th December 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cander Moss, near Larkhall in South Lanarkshire

We will use hand tools to remove small birch trees across the open bog.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 14th December 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing Southrey Wood, an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 14th December 2014: 10.30am
Totternhoe Quarry

Winter Work Party: 14th December Chalk Grassland Habitat Management Totternhoe Quarry Meet end of Knolls View, by gate.SP986224 Contact Greg Herbert 01582 663784 10.30am

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 28th December 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Nr Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going habitat management for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood