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.

Green Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex Branch: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire

This is a joint field trip organised by the Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation at this National Trust-owned chalk grassland site, which is rich in butterflies.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

Sharpenhoe Clappers to look for Spring Butterflies especially Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak & Dingy Skippers. Meet in the NT car park at 10.30am Grid Ref: TL064296 Leader David Chandler.

Pearl BF

Devon: Butterfly Walk In Torrington

Sunday 10th May 2015: 1.00pm
Great Torrington Commons

Join the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation on a visit to the Great Torrington Commons - a great site to spot the Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 13th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th May 2015, 11.00am-2.10pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Our first field meeting of the year is to search for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring butterflies.

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Butterfly Field Trip at Kilkhampton Common

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am
Near Kilkhampton, NE Cornwall

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.

South Wales: Moth Trapping

Late May to early September 2015
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Glamorgan.

Three or four Moth Trapping events will be held, exact dates to be confirmed

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Flawborough Footpaths

Saturday 16th May 2015: 10.30am
Flawborough Footpaths, Nottinghamshire

A visit to one of the areas East Midlands Branch and Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group have been working on to improve the habitat for Grizzled Skippers in Nottinghamshire.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Glen Orrin, Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. This year, after your fantastic scrub clearing efforts we would like you to join us.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Whipsnade Downs

Whipsnade Downs to look for Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled & Dingy Skippers . Time 11.00am Car park Grid Ref: SP999184 Leader Greg Herbert.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Fermyn Woods Country Park.

Fermyn Woods Country Park. Looking for Spring butterflies. Meet at the Skylark Cafe in the park. Grid Ref. SP952848 10.30am Car park fee. Leader Doug Goddard.

Green Hair

Green Hairstreak Walk

Sunday 17th May 2015: 1.00pm
Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, G64 2TS

A walk to hopefully see the beautiful Green Hairstreak butterfly.

Grizzled Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies, including Dingy & Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreak, on the Oxfordshire Downs.

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Devon: Guided Walk Over Chalk Downland

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Cerne Giant Hill

Join the Devon and Dorset Branch on this visit to a splendid ancient grassland habitat to see abundant spring butterflies and wild flowers.

Scotland's Big Nature Festival

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th May 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Levenhall Links, Musselburgh

Come and visit our stand at the Scottish Nature Festival / Birdfair to find out what we are up to this year.

Green Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Grangelands NR, Lower Cadsden, Bucks

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies on chalk downland.

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Devon: Moth Night

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 8.30pm
Hazelwood Farm, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this joint event with the Devon Moth Group. The location we are visiting has some 40+ species, including the Lunar Thorn, Water Carpet, Puss moth and Barred Umber.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire

Come and join us in the morning looking for the Duke of Burgundy & Grizzled Skipper, and later, elsewhere, for the Small Blue.