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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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!

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count At Prinknash

Sunday 26th July 2015, 12.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester

Join the Branch at The Monastery Garden where as well as seeing the butterflies, you can inspect live moths caught the previous night – many of the moths are really beautiful at this time of year!

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Cumbria: Moth Field Trip

Monday 27th July 2015: 9.30pm
White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

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

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Cumbria: Moth trapping

Friday 31st July 2015: 9.00pm
Smardale Gill

Join the Cumbria Branch for an evening of moth trapping at this beautiful National Nature Reserve.

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Gloucestershire: Crickley Hill Country Park

Saturday 1st August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birdlip

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this moth and butterfly event, where you can also get the chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: Family Bioblitz Day

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th August 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Join us for this two-day event of moth trapping and guided walks. There will also be a BBQ on the Wednesday and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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North Wales: Moths at Plas yn Rhiw and Big Butterfly Count

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

A privileged opportunity to trap for moths at the National Trust’s property, Plas yn Rhiw on Lleyn and perhaps a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count when we check the trap the next morning.

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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!

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East Scotland: Angus - Barry 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.

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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.

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

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

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

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 variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!