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.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Cucknells Wood

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
Church Hill, Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch on a guided walk by Francis Kelly to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies.

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.

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.

Purple Emperor

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.

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.

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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.

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.

High brown fritillary

Lancashire: Holme Park Quarry Butterflies

Thursday 7th July 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth, Cumbria

Join the Lancashire Branch at Holme Park Quarry to find High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies.

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Lunchtime Butterfly Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Mudchute Farm Local Nature Reserve, Isle Of Dogs, Middlesex

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a leisurely lunchtime walk (no more than an hour long) through the park to introduce people to the delights of urban butterflies.

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Epsom Common

Thursday 7th July 2016, 10.30am-1pm
Christ Church Rd, Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch on a field trip led by Alison Gilry. We will be looking for Purple Emperor, and White Admiral butterflies. (Morning only)

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria: Mountain Ringlets at Haweswater

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Hartsop, Penrith

For this year's second Mountain Ringlet walk, we're revisiting Kidsty Pike / High Raise to see one of Lakeland's most thriving colonies of this butterfly.

Marbled White

Cornwall: Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
near Rame Head, south of Kingsand

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here, with the help of pheromone lures.

White Admiral

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Two Butterfly Walks

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Bricket Wood, Herts

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a morning walk to see White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. We will also be looking to repeat the sightings of Purple Emperor made in previous years from 12:30-3pm; bring a packed lunch and binoculars if you wish to stay for the afternoon.

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see the Purple Emperor and other summer butterflies.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk through Bowdown Wood, a BBOWT reserve near Newbury, in search of the White Admiral.

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Lancashire: Branch Members Day and AGM

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, half way between Ainsdale and Formby, Southport, Merseyside

Do you live in or near Lancashire and have an interest in moths or butterflies? Join the Lancashire BC Branch for a day of interesting talks on local species and conservation work, amazing photography and a guided walk to find butterflies!

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Wiltshire: Chase Woods

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
just north of Sixpenny Handley

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore this mixed woodland that straddles both counties.

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Suffolk: Red Lodge Butterflies & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.00am
Bury Saint Edmunds

Join us on this morning and/or afternoon tour of the open heath and woodland margins at Red lodge Heath SSSI and practise doing a Big Butterfly Count ahead of its launch (15th July - 7th August). Families welcome!

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 9th July 2016: 8.45pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hello To The Hairstreak

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.30am
Hollingbury Park, Brighton

Join us on a walk around Hollingbury Park to look for the White-Letter Hairstreak amongst Brighton’s national collection of Elms.

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: The Purple Emperor Experience

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.30am
Havant Thicket and Southleigh Forest, east of Waterlooville

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to Havant Thicket. We will move on to Southleigh Forest in the afternoon to look at a Purple Emperor assembly point. Following the success of the field trip in 2015, hope is high that this year could be even better!

Green Veined White

West Midlands: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016
Grafton Wood, Grafton Flyford, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk in their Grafton Wood reserve, a remnant of the royal forest of Feckenham that covered much of this part of Worcestershire in the Middle Ages.

Meadow Brown

Guided Walk At Bonnybridge

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11am-0.30pm
Bonnyfield Local Nature Reserve

A guided walk around Bonnyfield Local Nature Reserve to have a closer look at the butterflies flying there.