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.

Gardening Scotland

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Ingliston Show Ground, Edinburgh

Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre just outside Edinburgh is the biggest plant fair in Scotland. It is the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival! We will be there as part of the Living Garden marquee, with other groups promoting wildlife-friendly gardening.

Green Hair

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm
near St Agnes, north of Redruth

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 10.30am
Coulters Dean, Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this small reserve within the confines of Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the possibility of seeing a Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We are also aiming to see Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies.

Small Blue

Howell Hill

Saturday 4th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
SM2 7HS, TQ236622

Peter Wakeham

Marsh Frit

Devon: Butterflies At Langaford

Saturday 4th June 2016, 11am-1pm
Langaford Farm, North Bovey

Join Jenny Plackett from Butterfly Conservation on a butterfly hunt, where we hope to have good views of the rare Marsh Fritillary.

Small Blue

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

A field meeting targeting the Small Blue and other early summer butterflies.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch for a butterfly walk to see early summer butterflies including, hopefully, Small Blue.

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North East England: Transect Training

Saturday 4th June 2016: 12.00pm
Bishop Middleham, south-east of Durham

Ian Waller will demonstrate how to set up a transect and monitor the butterflies on it. Guidance on butterfly identification will be given and we will walk part of the Bishop Middleham Transect.

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.

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North Wales - Marsh Fritillary Search

Saturday 4th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Tir Stent, Near Dolgellau

Join Andrew Graham for an exciting chance to see the rare marsh fritillary. We will meet at the main car park in Dolgellau (GR:728179).

North Berwick Law Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
North Berwick Law, Lothians

A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

Green Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: May Hill and Newent Woods

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Clifford, south-west of Newent

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Common Blue

West Midlands: Clee Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016: 1.30pm
Cleehill, Ludlow (Shropshire)

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group on a butterfly walk; we shall be looking for Small Heath, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Barry Buddon Nature Open Day

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

An annual outing to visit Barry Buddon MOD training centre with superb wildlife habitat. One of the best unspoilt sand dune systems on the east coast. Normally access is restricted but we have unlimited access for a day. Home to at least 16 species of butterfly including Small Blue, Grayling, Purple hairstreak and Green hairstreak

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West Midlands: Mortimer Forest Wood White Survey Day

Tuesday 7th June 2016: 11.00am
Bicton, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch to help with monitoring work for the Wood White butterfly. This is part of the new Making a Stand for the Wood White project.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Moth Trapping In The Alun Valley

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2016
Alun Valley, Nr Bridgend

During early June, with target dates of 9, 10, 11th. All help and interest is welcome. Last year we set up no less than nine simultaneous moth traps and notched up nearly 200 species in a single evening/night