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.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A Wild Night at Maidencraig!

Friday 25th July 2014, 8.30pm-12.00am
Den of Maidencraig, 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.

Moth Trapping and Talks

Friday 25th July 2014, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Lagan Valley Regional Park, Lough Keepers Cottage, Belfast

BCNI team up with Lagan Valley Regional Park for a foray into the world of butterflies and moths.

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Lincolnshire Moth Night

Saturday 26th July 2014, 9.30pm-0.00am
Chambers Farm Wood Nr. Bardney

Join us for this suitable-for-families Grand Moth Night with up to 6 powerful MV lights and 100+ species guaranteed! Bring warm clothing & stout footwear.

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Highlands - Moth Mania at RSPB Insh Marshes

Saturday 26th July 2014, 10:30am until afternoon
RSPB Insh Marshes car park

Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.

Moth Trapping and Butterfly walk

Saturday 26th July 2014 10:00am
Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe

Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.

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Highlands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 27th July 2014, 10am
Glen Orrin

Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.

Belfast Hills Festival

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 11am-1pm
Templepatrick Castle, Templepatrick

We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.

Black Mountain Moths & Butterflies

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 7pm-8.30pm
Black Mountain Lodge, Belfast

Come and help us set up some moth traps before our Butterfly hunt tomorrow.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Moths in the Morning

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.

Eden Allotments

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 7.30pm-9pm
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus

An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.

Jubilee Woods Day Out

Thursday 31st July 2014, 11am-1pm
Jubilee Woods, Whitehead

Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.

Moth Night Extravaganza!

Friday 1st August 2014, 7.30pm-9pm
Ballyeamon Camping Barn, Cushendall, Antrim

BCNI are delighted to team up with Ballyeamon Camping Barn and the Causeway Coast and Glens Landscape Partnership to bring you a moth night extravaganza.

East Scotland Fife, Falkland Palace Mothing

Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd August 2014, 9.30pm-11.00am
Falkland Palace

Join us in the magnificent setting of Falkland Palace to find what moths are living in the orchard and gardens.

Moth Night Extravaganza Part 2

Saturday 2nd August 2014, 11am-1pm
Ballyeamon Camping Barn, Cushendall, Antrim

Find out who we caught last night in our moths traps, before a trip out across the hills for a ramble and #ButterflyCount

Butterflies in the Park,

Sunday 3rd August 10:00am-5:00pm
Eaton Park, Norwich

Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Bats, Moths & Stars at Battlehill

Friday 8th August 2014, 8.00pm-0.00am
Battlehill, Huntly

Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!

East Scotland, Fife - Moth Trapping

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th August 2014, 9.00pm-0.00pm
Devilla Forest

Join us in Devilla Forest to see what moths live in this great forestry location.

Big Wild Camp-Out!!

Friday 8th August 2014
Big Wild Campout, Ulster Folk And Transport Museum, Cultra

Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT

Farm Breakfast, Butterflies & Moths!

Saturday 9th August 2014: 8.30am
The Stables Farm,Astwood Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire

Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.

Far Forest Countryside Show!

Sunday 10th August 2014: 10am
Tenbury Road (A456), Callow Hill Rock, Worcestershire, DY14 9DA

Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Nocturnal Moth Adventures

Saturday 16th August 2014, 8.00pm-10.00pm
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, St Cyrus

St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing diversity of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!