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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Wild Flowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Cubert

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, which is not normally open to the public.

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Sussex Branch: Bevendean Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 11.00am
Bevendean, Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch on this walk to see Chalk Hill blue, Marbled White and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Sussex Branch: Friston Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Frsiton Gallops, near Jevington, Wealden

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Hill blue, Small and Common blue butterflies, as well as the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. We are also hoping to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Warwickshire: Reserve Open Day

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve, near Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Join the Warwickshire Branch at their reserve to see summer butterflies and wildlife.

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 2.00pm
north-west of Flyford Flavell (east of Worcester)

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk at our Grafton Wood Reserve, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies.

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Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day!

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester, Hampshire

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day near Winchester to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation's Magdalen Hill Down Reserve!

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Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 1.00pm
Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for their first field trip to Cardinham Woods, a popular site managed by the Forestry Commission.

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Dorset: Guided Walk On The Fleet

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
The Fleet Nature Reserve

Join the Dorset Branch on this search for the Lulworth Skipper Butterfly on the Fleet! It is also a great opportunity to take part in a Big Butterfly Count!

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Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 10.30am
High Elms Country Park, Farnborough, Bromley

Join the Kent Branch for a walk in this 250 acre public park which is a Local Nature Reserve on the North Downs.

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Dorset: Wild Sunday

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Avon Heath Country Park

Interested in moths? Join the Dorset Branch to see what species get caught in the overnight moth trap and join them on a butterfly walk where there will be a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

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Field Trip: Danks Down

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
near Ford, west of Chippenham

This walk includes a steep South West facing section of limestone down. This is a quiet mid Summer period for many species but our objective will be to find a White-letter Hairstreak.

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Dorset: Lankham Bottom Family Bioblitz Day

Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve

Join the Dorset Branch on one or both days of this event, which includes a BBQ, moth trapping and guided butterfly walks. Ideal for beginners and new members!

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 21st July 2015: 10.30am
Trent Park (Enfield, North London)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch for a walk in the extensive grounds of Trent Park to see common grassland and parkland butterflies.

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West Midlands: Search for Grayling

Tuesday 21st July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Two south Shropshire Sites

Join the West Midlands Branch on a visit to two sites to see the Grayling butterfly.

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Gloucestershire Flower Foray On Cleeve Hill

Thursday 23rd July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cleeve Common Quarry Car Park, Near Cheltenham

The Cleeve Hill area is a Mecca for botanists from Gloucestershire and beyond – join our Flower Foray to find out why...

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Gloucestershire: Lineover Wood

Thursday 23rd July 2015, 4.00pm-6.30pm
Dowdeswell, Chedworth, Cotswold

Join Gloucestershire Branch at Lineover Wood to find Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies and hopefully do a Big Butterfly Count too!

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A WILD NIGHT AT KINCORTH!

Friday 24th July 2015, 8.30pm-12.00am
Kincorth Local Nature Reserve, Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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Somerset And Bristol: Folly Farm Walk

Friday 24th July 2015
east of Chew Valley Lake

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk with wonderful views over Chew Valley to see woodland and grassland butterflies.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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Dorset: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.