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.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th August 2015: 10.30am
Langdon Cliffs, Dover

Join the Kent Branch on a walk to see summer butterflies - possibly Wall Brown and Silver-Spotted Skippers

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Cumbria: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th August 2015, 10.00am-2.30pm
Witherslack Woods & Howe Ridding

Join the Cumbria Branch to see summer species of woodland butterflies

Wood White

Devon: Humble Glades Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th August 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Undercliffs National Nature Reserve

Join the Devon Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will be on the look-out for a second brood of Wood White butterflies.

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Somerset And Bristol: Hatch Hill Big Butterfly Count

Sunday 9th August 2015
The Poldens, South Of Street

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this Big Butterfly Count event in the Poldens. Hatch Hill is also a fantastic site to see the Chalkhill Blue butterfly.

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Kynance Cove Butterflies

Sunday 9th August 2015: 11.00am
Kynance Cove, Near The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species.

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Friday 14th August 2015: 10.00am
Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon

A trip to see the Brown Hairstreak in a delightfully quiet nature reserve.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th August 2015: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Berks

A trip to see second-generation Adonis Blues as well as other summer butterflies.

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Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 15th August 2015: 8.00pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Moth traps will be running at the ranger centre from dusk until 11.30pm. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal for children who are interested in wildlife.

Chalk Hill Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk, Win Green

Saturday 15th August 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
near Tollard Royal

Guided walk along the Wiltshire / Dorset border, where it's hoped we will see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

Field Trip: Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

Saturday 15th August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

This is a re-visit with the Dorset branch to this reserve at the South West corner of the county. This time we are looking for Chalkhill Blue.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Field Trip: Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

Sunday 16th August 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

There is a strong colony of Silver-spotted Skipper at this location. Depending on the size of the party the afternoon meeting will visit another location looking for Brown Hairstreak.

Dark Green Fritillary

Lands End Butterfly Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015: 10.30am
Gwennap Head And Porthgwarra, Near Land’s End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location to search for Grayling butterflies, Dark Green Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows and many more!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk on Fontmell Down

Sunday 16th August 2015, 11am-3.30pm
Fontmell near Shaftesbury

Join the Dorset and Devon Branches at this joint event to search for Silver-spotted Skipper on this superb downland site.

Adonis Blue

Devon: Joint Butterfly Walk With Dorset Branch

Sunday 16th August 2015: 11.00am
Fontmell Down, Salisbury, Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on this joint event with the Dorset Branch to visit this wonderful site, where you can see the Silver-spotted Skipper, Brown Argus, Chalk Hill Blue and the second brood of Adonis Blue.

Small Blue

East Scotland: Angus - Barry Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site.

Adonis Blue

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 19th August 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Adonis Blue butterfly.

Blue

Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 19th August 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve neat & tidy for the Summer! We'd be grateful for your help.

Field Trip: Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

Saturday 22nd August 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

This visit is to explore one of the walks from the Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire booklet. Bring a packed lunch.

Field Trip: Ballard Down (Dorset)

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ballard Down (Dorset)

This joint trip with Dorset Branch is targeting good views of Adonis Blue and other high summer species. Bring a packed lunch.