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.

Wood White

Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

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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!

Dorset: Wild Sunday

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

Moth trap opening and butterfly walk

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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.

Norfolk - Moths At Catfield Fen

Sunday 19th July 2015: 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

Elephant Hawk

Lincolnshire Moth Night

Saturday 25th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.55pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some 6 plus lights in various areas - we are hoping for at least 100 macro moths!

Grayling

Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Sussex Branch: Swanborough Hill Moths & Butterflies

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Swanborough Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

North Wales

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th August 2015, 9.00pm-11.00am
Plas Yn Rhiw

Weekend 8th - 9th August Moths at Plas yn Rhiw A privileged opportunity to trap for moths at the National Trust’s property, Plas yn Rhiw on Lleyn. This house has beautiful cottage gardens and is beside the coastal soft-cliffs; so hopefully some good moths. Try ‘dusking and set traps 9pm and and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Sunday. Meet at Plas yn Rhiw. Details from Julian at Pensychnant 01492 592595

Dark Green Fritillary

Lands End Butterfly Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015: 10.30am
Gwennap Head And Porthgwarra, Near Land’s End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location to search for Grayling butterflies, Dark Green Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows and many more!

East Scotland: Angus - Bary Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site

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Northern Ireland: Lepidoptera Of Larchfield Estate

Saturday 29th August 2015: 10.00am
Hillsborough Forest Car Park

Explore the Lepidoptera of Larchfield Estate. Meet 10am at Hillsborough Forest Park car park, for onward travel to Larchfield (car sharing encouraged). Moths traps will be set the previous night and opened on Saturday morning.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Dark Marbled Carpet

East Scotland - Borders - Moths At Woodside Walled Garden

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 6.30pm-10.30am
Woodside Walled Garden near Ancrum

Come along on Moth Night Scotland to set up some light traps and enjoy a talk by Malcolm Lindsay with a buffet supper. Then on the Saturday morning there's the opportunity to see what was caught in the traps.

Evening Moth Trapping

Friday 11th September 2015
Altcar MOD, Hightown, Liverpool

Booking is essential as visitor's names are needed in advance to get access to this MOD property

North Wales

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 9.00pm-11.00am
Pensychnant Centre

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September National Moth Night Set traps around Pensychnant at 9pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Saturday at the house with a cup of tea. I will convince you that moths are not just boring and brown (some are brown, but none are boring!) as we examine the previous night’s catch. Good photo opportunities. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

East Scotland St.Cyrus Aberdeenshire - Moth Night

Saturday 12th September 2015: 7.30pm
St, Cyrus NNR, Aberdeenshire

Join staff and local recorders for an evenings' moth-ing at St.Cyrus NNR in conjunction with National Moth Night 2015. Almost 500 species of moth have been recorded on the reserve. Can we add to the list?