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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North East England: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016, 9.45am-3pm
Bishop Middleham Quarry, between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Bishop Middleham Quarry (between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016, 10am-4pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney, east of Lincoln

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (F.C., near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county. (Note change of date from 4th Sunday of the month, due to Christmas.)

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Sussex: Work Party And Christmas Social

Sunday 18th December 2016, 10.30am-1pm
Bevendean Down, north-east Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch and the Friends of Bevendean Down on a work party in north-east Brighton to prevent scrub and course vegetation from swallowing this habitat which is valuable for chalk grassland butterfly species...

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Lancashire: Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Sussex: Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 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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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016: 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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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 21st December 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow And Quarry, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on this work party in Allithwaite...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 21st December 2016: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Lancashire: Work Party

Thursday 22nd December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Tuesday 27th December 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood, Near Bardney

Do join us on one of our Winter Work Parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. This is a joint work day with Lincoln Conservation Group. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 28th December 2016: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Parties

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

Join the South Wales Branch restoring habitat for butterflies in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan), Carmathenshire and at our Caeau Ffos Fach 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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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Sunday 1st January 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Oakley/Overley Wood, Bathurst Estate, north-west of Cirencester

Why not make a New Year Resolution to get fit and help wildlife? Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on this work party at Overley Wood (north-west of Cirencester)...

Warwickshire: Winter Work Parties

Sunday 1st January to Friday 31st March 2017
Various locations across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Branch is always happy to see new faces at our work parties, where you can help manage some of our finest wildlife sites. You do not need to be a Butterfly Conservation member - everyone is welcome...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 4th January 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 and help remove wind-blown trees.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 4th January 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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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 4th January 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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Sussex: Work Party

Thursday 5th January 2017, 9.30am-3.30pm
Oaken Wood Reserve, Chiddingfold, between Godalming And Horsham

Join this new work party at our Oaken Wood Reserve in Chiddingfold Forest, led by Jayne Chapman (BC Reserves Officer) and Harry Clarke (Surrey Branch Health and Safety Officer)...

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Northern Ireland: Bowara Winter Warmer Work Party

Saturday 7th January 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Bowara, Eniskillen, Fermanagh

Join Butterfly Conservation and Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Saving our Magnificent Meadows’ project in managing an important site for the endangered Dingy Skipper butterfly. Make a difference while enjoying fresh air and good company!

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 8th January 2017, 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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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 8th January 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Loose those Xmas pounds and help save the planet by joining us working on this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling! We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small conifer saplings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 8th January 2017: 10am
Township Plantation, Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Township Plantation, Kendal...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 9th January 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 bramble and scrub with hand tools, then raking and burning.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 11th January 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.