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.

Orange Tip

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 8th May 2016: 11.00am
Homefield Wood, Bockmer End, Bucks

This is our first field meeting of the year to look for early Spring butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Monday 9th May 2016: 10.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey

Duke of Burgundy

Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Tuesday 10th May 2016: 10.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey

White Admiral

Work Party - Southrey Wood nr Bardney

Wednesday 11th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

A Spring Work Party to generally manage the woodland, including upkeep of the rides and footpaths. All help is very welcome!

Duke of Burgundy

Sussex: Dukes at Heyshott (Steyning Downland Scheme Event)

Wednesday 11th May 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Heyshott

A chance to see the Duke of Burgundy butterfly on one of the best local sites and to meet Neil Hulme the “butterfly whisperer” and Butterfly Conservation’s own Fritillaries for the Future project officer who will guide you around Heyshott and tell you about how the habitat management that has been carried out to conserve this spring butterfly and other downland species on the site.

Meadow Brown

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 13th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Green Hairstreak

North East England: Stanley Moss Field Trip

Friday 13th May 2016: 10.30am
Stanley Moss, Crook, County Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a joint field trip with Durham Wildlife Trust, led by BC's Dave Wainwright. We hope to see the Green Hairstreak butterfly and Emperor Moth.

Green Hairstreak

Lancashire: Butterflies Of Warton Crag

Friday 13th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Crag Road, Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

Walk to find Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies!

Moth Event Logo

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth and Bat Evening

Friday 13th May 2016, 8.45pm-11.30pm
Panshanger Park, near Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a moth and bat evening with Andrew Wood from the Branch. This event is organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

Spring Brimstone

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bovingdon Brickworks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Box Moor Trust for a morning walk to see spring butterflies, including Dingy Skipper and day flying moths. This is also a good site for solitary bees and wasps, as well as having a significant array of wildflowers.

Duke of Burgundy

Herts And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch on their walk to see spring butterflies, including Duke of Burgundy.

Duke of Burgundy

Gloucestershire: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Edge Common (Rudge Hill), between Edge and Pitchcombe

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Holly Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Grovely Wood (West), north of Dinton

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a five mile walk planned to see, and get familiar with, common and some of the more uncommon of our spring butterflies. The target species are Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Yorkshire: Hawnby Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 10.00am
North-west Of Helmsley

Join the Yorkshire Branch on a field trip to Hawnby Hill, where we hope to see Duke of Burgundy and Green Hairstreak butterflies. If the weather is inclement, the trip will take place on Sunday 15 May.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Hogganfield Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Hogganfield Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Pearl BF

North Wales - Butterfly Walk, Llanymynech Rocks

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Join Simon Spencer for a Butterfly Walk at Llanymynech Rocks. This is a chance to see spring butterflies including pearl bordered fritillary, green hairstreak, grizzled skipper and dingy skipper at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 10.30am
Stockbridge Down, West Of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this National Trust site, where we hope to see Duke of Burgundy, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Grizzled Skipper and Brown Argus butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 14th May 2016: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Search for the Duke of Burgundy and other Spring species

CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night

Saturday 14th May 2016: 8.00pm
CRANHILL N.R.

Saturday 14/05/2016 (20.00) - CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night (FREE) led by David Brown

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016: 1.00pm
Mount Joy, Newport, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Small Blue, Adonis Blue and Common Blue butterflies.