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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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 16th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down Work Party

Friday 19th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
East Of Winchester

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on a conservation work party on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve; we will be undertaking habitat management for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Marsh Frit

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Work Party

Saturday 20th February 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
France Lynch, East Of Chalford Hill

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a scrub clearance work party, to maintain the habitat for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and wide variety of wild flowers.

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In West Dorset And Portland

Saturday 20th February 2016: 2.00pm
Toller Porcorum, west of Maiden Newton

All are welcome to this presentation of the results of butterfly recording in West Dorset in 2015. Please come along as well if you might be interested in taking part in the monitoring in 2016.

Marsh Frit

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch Common, Near Sturminster Newton, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a conservation work party at Lydlinch, part of an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for the survival of this rare butterfly at this site.

Bog Squad Workparty, Lockshaw Moss

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm

Lockshaw Moss is a raised bog SSSI owned and managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. It is situated in Fife, just over the border from Clackmannanshire.

Silver-studded Blue

Devon: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Bovey Heathfield, Near Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch on a conservation work party aimed at habitat management for the Silver-studded Blue butterfly.

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Winter Work Party

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Twywell Hills And Dales

Join the Beds and Northants Branch clearing scrub to improve the habitat for a range of grassland species that can be found along this transect route.

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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Northern Ireland: Moth Dissection Training

Thursday 25th February 2016, 10am-3pm
Oxford Island Discovery Centre

This lab-based course is aimed at relatively accomplished moth'ers who want to take the next step with identifying the more difficult aggregate species that can only be confirmed by the examination of genitalia.

Black Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 28th February 2016: 10.00am
Bedford Purlieus NNR, Wansford, Peterborough

Join the Cambridge and Essex Branch in this ancient woodland on a conservation work party which will concentrate on habitat management aimed at the Black Hairstreak butterfly.

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Devon: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 28th February 2016: 10.30am
Little Breach, Blackdown Hills, near Culmstock

Join the Devon Branch on a conservation work party just north of Culmstock and Hemyock.

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow Work Party

Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Bentley, Between Farnham And Alton

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch cutting out scrub in grassland on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The reserve is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats.

Habitat Management At A Brynamman Marsh Fritillary Site

Friday 4th March 2016
Brynamman

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular pony grazing. A joint event with WTSWW. Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) for details of meeting point.

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Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 4th March 2016: 7.30pm
Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2015 and plans for the 2016 campaign.

Green Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Twyford Forest

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Twyford Forest Nr Colsterworth

Join us as we clear scrub in two of the best areas in the country for the Grizzled and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bernwood Meadows, Bucks

Search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

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Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Work Party

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Whittington, east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on their Prestbury Hill Reserve. This reserve has two areas of limestone grassland, high on the Cotswold scarp slope, east of Cheltenham and there are marvellous views across the Severn Vale and beyond.

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Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Work Party

Sunday 6th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Whittington, east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on their Prestbury Hill Reserve. This reserve has two areas of limestone grassland, high on the Cotswold scarp slope, east of Cheltenham and there are marvellous views across the Severn Vale and beyond.

Habitat Management At A Brynamman Marsh Fritillary Site

Tuesday 8th March 2016
Brynamman

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular pony grazing. A joint event with WTSWW. Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) for details of meeting point.

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Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 8th March 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk by Peter Eeles - From Photography To Ecology: How One Man's Interest In British Butterflies Has Evolved

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 10th March 2016: 7.30pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2015, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2015 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.