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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Suffolk: Butterfly & Moth Walk And Talk

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-1pm
Red Lodge Heath SSSI, north-west of Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch at Red Lodge Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for a talk on moths and the Big Butterfly Count followed by a tour of the heath and woodland margins to see butterflies and day-flying moths..

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Join Geoff and Tessa from the Sussex Branch for a wander around Bevendean in search of Chalk Hill Blues and other downland species of butterflies and day flying moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Yorkshire: Course - Butterflies and Moths

Monday 17th to Thursday 20th July 2017
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Settle, Yorkshire Dales

This Field Studies Council course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way and will include..

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East Scotland: Moths In The Morning

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Burn O’ Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Discover the amazing diversity of moths and their roles in nature. We will unveil last night’s live moth trap catch, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies...

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Northern Ireland: Butterflies & Moths at Drumnaph Nature Reserve

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at Drumnaph Nature Reserve (Maghera, north-west of Antrim). Drumnaph is a collaboration between the Woodland Trust and Carntogher Community Association, consisting of arange of habitats. Conservation grazing, allotment gardening and traditional skills classes are just some of...

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th July 2017
Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire

This Field Studies Council course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats...

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
West Wycombe Hill And Butlers Hanging, Bucks

A walk to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Butlers Hanging, including Dark Green Fritillary and Chalkhill Blue. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats...

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Norfolk: Moth Event North Norfolk Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.15am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Dark Green Fritillary

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.30am
Wardlow Quarry, Cauldron Lowe, east of Stoke-on-Trent

Join the West Midlands Branch at Cauldron Lowe for a guided walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Wall butterflies and Six-belted Clearwing moths. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - North Norfolk Bioblitz

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.15am
Holkham Estate

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Holkham Estate on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am and 11am
Monkwood Reserve,north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) at 8.30am at Monkwood Reserve for a Moth Breakfast and a guided walk at 11am. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Les

Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats. We will be examining the moths caught in the traps set last night...

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Cumbria: Moths at Brantwood

Thursday 27th July 2017: 8.45pm till late
Brantwood, Coniston

Join the Cumbria Branch, Friends of Brantwood and Rusland Horizons Project for our first moth event at Brantwood, seeking dusk-flying moths around the gardens. A series of light traps will also be run. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Devon: Course - An Introduction to Moths and Butterflies

Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2017
Slapton Ley Field Centre, near Kingsbridge

This Field Studies Council course will appeal to anyone wishing to know more about them, and will cover how to identify the different species, their varied life-cycles and natural history, and how to help record and conserve them...

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East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join the East Scotland Branch, National Trust for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night -flying creatures...

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Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 29th July 2017: 9pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this moth night where many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event for children who are interested in wildlife. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. Owls may be heard and bats should be seen...

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Northern Ireand: Magilligan BioBlitz & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-11am
Benone Tourist Complex, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation NI at this 24-hour BioBlitz where we will be asking you to help us record all the wildlife you find in the area, including butterflies and moths!

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Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), where we will gather for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach) to look for...

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East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This is a beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie), covering identification of moths along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. We will look through moth traps run the night before. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50 RSPB Members £10

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East Scotland: Night Hunters And Their Prey

Friday 4th August 2017: 8pm till late
Crathie, Near Balmoral, Aberdeenshire

Get up close and personal with bats and moths! Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals...

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Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Join the Northern Ireland Branch, the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and BC Northern Ireland on this visit to the Murlough National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Keel Point. We will be looking for the Grayling butterfly, a species whose cryptic colouring...

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.00am-2.00pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps at RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. Apart from DBB, lots of other moths will be seen.