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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Norfolk Moth Event - National Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10am
Foxley Wood NWT

Once again we are hosting our event for National Moth Night jointly with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this time at the ancient woodland site of Foxley Wood

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!

Hawk Moth

Moth trapping

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.45am-0.00pm
College Lake Nature Reserve, Bucks

We welcome beginners to moth trapping to meet us to examine moths trapped the previous night.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - MICRO MONSTERS

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught last night for the national Moth Night survey and discover who lives in the pond at Burnett Park!

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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.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - POLLINATORS & POND CREATURES

Saturday 18th June 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Discover some smaller residents of Belwade Farm as we first open light traps set overnight to catch moths before releasing them - find out how you can help these fascinating insects and others that pollinate plants.

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Cumbria: Moths at White Scar Quarry

Monday 20th June 2016: 9.45pm
Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on our first public moth event at this limestone grassland site, where extensive management work has been undertaken by our members.

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
RHS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburh

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Meadow Browns

North East England: Coatham Stob Field Trip

Friday 24th June 2016: 10.30am
Long Newton, west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on field trip to see the day-flying Forester moth, grassland butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

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Cornwall: Moth Night At Wheal Busy

Saturday 25th June 2016: 9.00pm
near Chacewater, south-east of St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch on this moth night. Moth specialist Adrian Spalding will be leading the event and setting moth traps.

Black Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Blackland Covert, Bucks

A joint meeting with the Bucks Invertebrate Group. Numbers are limited.

Fort Augustus Moths

Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Fort Augustus

This is a privately owned woodland that has never been moth-trapped before. The owners have kindly allowed us access to survey for moths. Traps will be run during the previous night and who knows what we might discover?!

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

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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 to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Families welcome!

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.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths In The Becks

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 9.30am
Middle Harling Heath

We will be looking for several Breck speciality day-flying moths such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora

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Devon: Okehampton Old Park Moth Event

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.00pm
Station Road, Okehampton

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group at a very promising old Oak woodland site, adjacent to the largest flush on Dartmoor. The target species is the Marsh Oblique-barred moth, which is Nationally Notable.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Cley NWT

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We are again joining forces with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at their Cley reserve to explore the fascinating lives of insects. Join us for guided walks, talks, and activities throughout the day.

East Scotland Angus - Crombie Country Park

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie Nr. Dundee

MOTH IDENTIFYING SESSION - Join Rangers and moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park. To book a place for this event, please contact the Rangers on 01241 860360 or email crombiepark@angus.gov.uk

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - MOTHS IN THE MORNING

Tuesday 26th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Discover the marvellous moths caught in live traps set overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time and weather allow.