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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Cornwall: Open Day

Saturday 1st July 2017: 12pm
Penadlake, north-west of Looe

Philip (Chairman of the Cornwall Branch of Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, near Looe, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Saturday 1st July 2017, 9.30am-1pm
Horsenden Hill, Middlesex

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch on a morning walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak, Marbled White, Purple Hairstreak and other summer butterflies. We will also inspect a moth trap run on the previous night with the Friends of Horsenden Hill...

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Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tomintoul

There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.

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Suffolk: The Moths and Butterflies of Piper's Vale

Friday 7th July 2017: 8pm
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch for an evening's moth trapping in Ipswich. We shall meet up tomorrow morning to identify the moths and go for a butterfly walk...

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Cumbria: The Moths of Halecat Nursery

Friday 7th July 2017: 9.45pm till late
Halecat Nursery, Witherslack. Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for a moth evening at Halecat Nursery near Grange-over-Sands. Robinson and actinic moth traps will be run adjacent to the nursery, with the evening's catch examined in comfort in...

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Suffolk: Course - Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council weekend residential course will be introducing the identification and natural history of perhaps the most visually appealing of all insect groups. Only live viewing techniques are used: light traps and sugaring for moths and sweep nets for butterflies...

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2017, 9.00pm-1.00pm
Dunsdon

Join the Devon Branch for a moth trapping and butterfly walk with leaders Barry Henwood, Jenny Evans & Steve Threlkeld.

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Suffolk: The Moths And Butterflies Of Piper's Vale

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Ipswich to examine the moths caught in last night's moth trap before they are released. We shall then go on a butterfly walk...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11am
Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point, south of Plymouth

Join the Cornwall Branch at Rame Head (south of Plymouth) for a field trip led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White, Small Heath, Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 13th July 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We will again be opening several moth traps put out the night around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve before courtesy of NWT

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Friday 14th July 2017, 9.00pm-0.00am
Andrew's Wood, Loddiswell, nr Kingsbridge

A moth trapping evening near Kingsbridge with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood...

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 15th July 2017: 8.30pm till late
Bubbenhall Wood & Meadow, south-east of Coventry

Join David Brown at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's newest Nature Reserve. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species. Our second visit to this nature reserve (south-east of Coventry) will see us hoping to...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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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..

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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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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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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...

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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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...