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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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

Sunday 12th July 2015, 0.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, GL4 8EX

The Gloucestershire branch opened a butterfly garden in part of the old walled garden that was originally tended by the monks of the Monastery.

Leck Fell

Some time in July
To Be Arranged

All arrangements highly dependent on weather - see details

Day-flying Moths at Middle Harling Heath

Wednesday 15th July 2015: 9.30am
Middle Harling Health

Moths traps will also be set the previous night and opened in the morning. Target species – Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover.

Field Trip: Bentley Wood

Thursday 16th July 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Bentley Wood

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to see and learn to recognise some of our rarer butterflies in the county.

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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

North Wales

Friday 17th July 2015, 10.00pm-0.00am
Wepre Park

Friday 17th. July 10pm to 12 midnight Moth Trapping in Wepre Park . Joint event with Flintshire Countryside service and North Wales Wildlife Trust. Meet at the visitor centre, (just up path from car park on Wepre Drive ) bring warm clothing, torch and strong footwear. Contact kay_ribbons@hotmail.com tel 07775 406876. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

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Field Trip: Burning Cliff

Friday 17th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ringstead Bay, Dorset

This part of the coast is good for Lulworth Skippers and in a good year attracts various migrants. Bring a packed lunch.

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Devon: Moth Night At Meeth DWT Reserve

Friday 17th July 2015: 8.30pm
Okehampton

Please join the Devon Branch on this trip, where well over 100 species of moths can be seen if the weather is seasonable, including Aspen feeding rarities, grassland and woodland species.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down

Friday 17th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Winchester

Join the Hants & IOW Branch at their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve at one of the best times of the year to see the butterflies and the wildflowers, plus it's the launch of Big Butterfly Count - come and help us to count butterflies!

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Gloucestershire: Moth traps revealed – Opening the traps

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Near Lydney

Come along and join Peter Hugo, County Moth Recorder to see what moths have been caught in traps set up overnight in the garden of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Chairman, Philip Mugridge.

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Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

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Cumbria: Summer Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10am
Eaves Wood, Silverdale

Join the Cumbria Branch on this Big Butterfly Count event, where you can also see White-letter Hairstreak and Northern Brown Argus butterflies.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
The Holies, Streatley, Berks

Join us on a field trip to the Holies for summer butterflies

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Highlands and Islands - MOTH IDENTIFICATION AT GEARRCHOILLE

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10am-0pm
GEARRCHOILLE

We have been requested to do some moth identification as in previous years. Traps will be put out the previous night and hopefully will add some new species to the Gearrchoille list. This event was run on 13 June but due to cold weather only one moth showed up. Hopefully it will be more productive this time!

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Field Trip: Black Dog Woods

Saturday 18th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Frome

This short trip is an opportunity to explore this wood which is on the border with Somerset..

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Wild Flowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Cubert

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, which is not normally open to the public.

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views. It's also a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

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Highlands And Islands: Butterflies In Grantown-on-Spey

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Grantown-on-Spey

There is an interesting meadow just across the Old Spey Bridge with a variety of wild flowers along the edge of it beside the Spey. We can also walk back along the minor road where there are a couple of areas which are home to the Northern Brown Argus.