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.

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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.

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!

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.

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset and Devon: Giant Hill Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am
Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk over chalk downland to search for colonies of Duke of Burgundy butterflies. We shall also look for other species of butterflies, possibly including some Blues, Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Marsh Fritillary.

Pearl BF

North Wales - Butterfly Scramble, Eyarth Rocks

Sunday 15th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Eyarth Rocks

A chance to see some rare spring butterflies at this fascinating site. Amongst them the pearl bordered fritillary. This will be a fairly long walk that will involve some scrambling. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

Green Hair

Green Hairstreak Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, G64 2TS

A visit to possibly the most accessible, reasonably sized colony of this beautiful butterfly in the immediate Glasgow area

Holly Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Worley Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
south of Street in the Poldens

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this private reserve managed by the J&F Clark Trust and Millfield School. We hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016: 10.30am
Standing Hat to Perrywood Ivy Inclosure, New Forest

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Forestry Commission site, where we are aiming to see one of the largest colonies of Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in the New Forest, as well as Cuckoo and woodland flora and fauna.

Brimstone

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
De Lank Quarry, near St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on a beautiful walk down to the De Lank river, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers.

WYRE FOREST Butterfly Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am
WYRE FOREST

Sunday 15/05/2016 (11.00) - WYRE FOREST Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Steven Cheshire

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Kent: Denge Wood

Sunday 15th May 2016: 10.30am
Waltham

Come along for a walk and see the Duke of Burgundy and a display of orchids

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 10.30am-0.30pm
Waterford Heath, Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk to see Grizzled Skipper butterflies with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. This event is organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

Small Heath

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Monday 16th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Bonnybridge, Near Falkirk

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 Bonnybridge to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Cornwall: Wildflowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Wednesday 18th May 2016: 10.00am
near Cubert, north of Perranporth

This is a joint MOD Conservation Group / Cornwall Butterfly Conservation walk. In addition to seeing a variety of spring wild flowers, we should find, amongst other butterflies, the Grizzled Skipper, which is now only located on this site in Cornwall.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Thursday 19th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Culross, Fife

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 Culross to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 20th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Robroyston 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 free training workshop at Robroyston Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

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West Midlands: Haugh Wood Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016: 2.00pm
Haugh Wood, Near Woolhope, Herefordshire

An opportunity to have a guided tour of one of our best butterfly sites, looking for Wood White & Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch to see spring butterflies, especially Small Blue, Dingy Skipper, also day-flying moths such as Burnet Companion.

Green Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Aldbury Nowers, just north of Tring Station

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. We are hoping to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies, as well as other spring species.

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 21st May 2016: 10.30am
Kitts Grave and Martin Down NNR, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural Nature Reserve (managed by Natural England), which is a large tract of open chalk grassland with many species of wildflowers, butterflies and moths. We are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue, Small Blue and Brown Argus butterflies, as well as other rare invertebrates.

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Kent: Abbots Wood, Sussex

Sunday 22nd May 2016: 10.30am
Sussex

Come along to hopefully see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly

Green Hairstreak

Cheshire & Peak: Introduction To Butterfly Recording

Sunday 22nd May 2016: 9.00pm
Teggs Nose Country Park, Cheshire

Do you want to learn to record butterfly numbers in a more formal way to contribute to the scientific knowledge base? Join us for an “Introduction to Butterfly Recording” course...

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
Stratford Tony And Throope Down, SW Of Salisbury

The Dorset and Wiltshire Branches are teaming up to survey two areas of chalk grassland at Stratford Tony And Throope Down, south west of Salisbury. Join us and see what butterflies we can find!

Green Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Dolebury Warren Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
between Churchill and Shipham in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve including an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.