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.

Purple Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lineover Wood

Thursday 23rd July 2015, 4.00pm-6.30pm
Dowdeswell, Chedworth, Cotswold

Join Gloucestershire Branch at Lineover Wood to find Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies and hopefully do a Big Butterfly Count too!

Painted

Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Yew Hill Reserve

Saturday 25th July 2015: 2.00pm
south-west of Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to their Yew Hill Reserve, a chalk hill-top with stunning views and a popular walking spot.

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Gloucestershire: Heathland 700, Bioblitz

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forest Of Dean, east of Tintern

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a Bioblitz organised by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at The Park and Poor’s Allotment, a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

High brown fritillary

Lancashire - MEMBERS DAY / AGM And Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Gaitbarrows NNR, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch at their main event of the year!! The Members Day and AGM also includes a guided walk around Gaitbarrows NNR looking for butterflies like the High Brown Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary and Greyling.

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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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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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Dorset: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

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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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North East: Family Fun Day & Big Butterfly Count At Gibside

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Please join the North East Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the National Trust for this Summer Holiday Family Fun day at Gibside in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. It will be a day of butterfly-themed activities, arts & crafts and guided walks!

Purple Hairstreak

Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

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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: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

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Sussex Branch: Big Butterfly Count Family Event!

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-0.00am
Next to Mouse Cottage, Steyning.

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Sussex Branch and the Steyning & District Community Partnership for this free, family day out counting butterflies!

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies Of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
South Lakeland

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 8th August 2015: 11.00am
Canvey Wick Local Nature Reserve, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a field trip hoping to see migrants such as Clouded Yellow and possibly second brood Wall butterflies.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Bioblitz Survey

Saturday 8th August 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Copt Hall Marshes (National Trust), Great Wigborough, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a National Trust organised survey, during which there will be guided walks.

Chalk Hill Blue

Field Trip: Clearbury Down

Saturday 8th August 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
near Downton, south of Salisbury

This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.