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.

Common Blue

West Midlands: Clee Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016: 1.30pm
Cleehill, Ludlow (Shropshire)

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group on a butterfly walk; we shall be looking for Small Heath, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Mothing Evening In Stratford Park

Friday 10th June 2016, 8pm-11.00pm
Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

Moth Night Event

West Midlands: Moth Night at Kinver Edge

Friday 10th June 2016: 9.00pm
Near Stourbridge

Join the West Midlands Branch at Kinver Edge for Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts, with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Moth Night Event

West Midlands: Prees Heath Common 10th Anniversary and Moth Night

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th June 2016: 9.00pm
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Prees Heath Common Reserve and Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Prees Heath Common's 10th Anniversary

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.00am
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch for a Moth Breakfast - we will inspect yesterday's Moth Night moth traps before releasing the moths. We are also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Prees Heath Common Reserve

Moth Night Event

West Midlands: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.00am-11.00am
Queenswood Country Park, Dinmore Hill, Leominster

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust to experience the wonder of moths at this moth breakfast, as local moth expert Robin Hemming opens his moth traps. Mid-June is the best time of year for diversity of moth species and numbers of individuals. Hawk-moths should be flying, together with many other interesting and colourful species.

Les

Gloucestershire: Moths at Yew Tree Farm

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.30am-5.00pm
Thrupp Lane, Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for this event which is on the first day of Stroud Nature 2016. It will be combined with other activities during the day, both at the farm and at Stroud Brewery and is also a Moth Night Event. More details will be added nearer the event.

Moth Trapping

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.30pm
Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moth Group for Moth Night, when moth trapping will take place through the woodland and along the various rides. Extra traps welcome, as we have a large expanse of wood that we can cover.

FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.00am
FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS

Saturday 11/06/2016 (11.00) - FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Field Trip: Pewsey Downs

Saturday 11th June 2016: 11.00am
Pewsey Downs

Butterfly and moth walk at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve led by staff and volunteers from Natural England. This will be a circular walk to visit exceptional chalk downland on Tan and Milk Hill with spectacular views across the Vale of Pewsey and a wide range of butterflies, birds, moths and wildflowers. Weather allowing the walk will begin with a chance to see moth species trapped the night before as part of National Moth Night.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

Common Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Portsmouth City Council site, where we are aiming to see: Small Blue, Common Blue and Holly Blue butterflies. There are also spectacular views over the Solent.

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

Adonis Blue

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Dunmow Railway Cutting Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Dunmow, east of Bishop's Stortford, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch and members of the Friends of the Flitch Way on a walk to see common butterfly species, along with the orchids and other flora found on this chalkland cutting.

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Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 12th June 2016: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

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West Midlands: Moth Morning And Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016, 9am-12pm
Ashwood Nurseries, Near Kingswinford, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch as they empty the moth trap from last night. This will be followed by butterfly walk to a wildflower meadow.

Painted

Gloucestershire: Butterflies of Bisley Road Cemetery

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Stroud

Join Sue Smith from the Gloucestershire Branch; she will give an introductory talk then lead a walk through the cemetery, which is a nature reserve and comprises the Victorian Chapel of Rest, old gravestones, unimproved limestone grassland, scrub, plantation woodland, specimen trees and boundary walls.

Small Blue

Field Meeting

Wednesday 15th June 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.

Large Heath

Lancashire: Heysham Moss Nature Reserve Walk

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 10.00am-0.30pm
south of Heysham, Morecambe

Join the Lancashire Branch at Heysham Moss Nature Reserve (Lancashire Wildlife Trust), where we will be shown around by Steve Ryder, LWT warden. We hope to see Large Heath and other coastal butterflies.