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.

Wood White

Northern Ireland: Butterfly Conservation Stand @ Omagh Show

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.00am-5.00pm
Omagh Show, 3 Gillygooley Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT78 5LZ

Come and find Butterfly Conservation’s stand at the Omagh Show... we’ll be promoting the upcoming Big Butterfly Count which runs 15th July - 7th August this year. Come and ‘have a go’ at moth identification and hear about the life cycle of our butterflies and moths and what you can do to help them in your garden or on the farm. There’ll be advice on how to garden for Lepidopteras, we’ll be promoting our ‘Pots for Pollinators’ initiative and there’ll be fun colouring-in fact sheets for young keen naturalists.

Purple Hairstreak

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, Near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Northern Brown Argus

Northern Brown Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 0.00pm-3.30pm
Coulter, South Lanarkshire ML12 6

A walk from Birthwood Rd car park up the Girdle Burn to search for Northern Brown Argus butterfly and their eggs.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

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East Scotland: Easter Drumclair Field Trip

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
Easter Drumclair, Limerigg, West Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch for a very easy walk along a level track up to the moss at Easter Drumclair to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries there.

Common Blue

Muirshiel Butterfly Walk & Picnic

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
Muirshiel Centre, Calder Glen Road Near Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB

Branch Chairman Paul Mapplebeck will lead a walk from Muirshiel Visitor Centre looking for Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered fritillary etc. etc.

Child with butterfly

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 11.30am
Lower Westwood, Bradford-on-Avon

All welcome at this great FREE family day out, with guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale and more.

Purple Emperor

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Salcey Forest

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
East Of Hartwell, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch in Salcey Forest repeating our successful field trip of last year, when we saw Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White butterflies, as well as three species of Hairstreak .

Bookham Common

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT23 3JG, TQ130557

Tony Hoare

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 1.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Silver-washed Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
Salcey Forest, Bucks/Northants

A joint meeting with the Northants branch to look for woodland species

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Upton Towans Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 5th July 2016: 11.00am
between Hayle and Gwithian

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex, which is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

Cucknells Wood

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU5 0UD, TQ03314338

Francis Kelly

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Ruislip Woods, Reservoir Road, Ruislip

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch and Ruislip and District Natural History Society on a walk where we hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor butterflies.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Guided Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
St Catherine’s Point, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see high-summer butterflies including, hopefully, White-letter Hairstreaks.

Common Blue

Cumbria: Hutton Roof and Park Wood Nature Reserves

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
between Clawthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a walk where we hope to see a wide range of mid-summer butterfly species, including High Brown Fritillary, Grayling, Common Blue and Northern Brown Argus. Enjoy this limestone pavement with stunning views and understand the management work undertaken to benefit the different species.

Ringlet

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Warwickshire: Oversley Wood Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 11.00am
South-east Of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a (free) butterfly walk to hopefully see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral and Hairstreak butterflies.

Epsom Common

Thursday 7th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
KT18 7TR, TQ182611

Alison Gilry

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Yorkshire: Marbled White Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016: 2.00pm
Shipley

In August 2012 a solitary Marbled White butterfly was photographed in a field adjoining Shipley station. More have been seen since. This walk is part of a follow-up to the previous sightings, to try and monitor the status of this colony.