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.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk in search of the White Admiral with our species champion. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Meadow Browns

Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Kithurst Lane, Storrington, Pulborough

The purpose of the open day is not to see lots of rarities, but to see how it is quite possible to attract a large variety of butterflies into a country garden and also encourage them to stay and breed. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count. - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Moths and Butterflies of Swanborough Hill

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-3pm
Swanborough Hill, Swanborough Farm, south-west of Lewes

Join David and Stephen in a search for the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland species on a walk near Lewes...

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Highlands And Islands: Culbin Bar Kidney Vetch Survey

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 9am-5pm
Culbin Sands, Cloddymoss, between Nairn and Findhorn

Join the Highlands and Isalnds Branch on this survey organised with RSPB of Kidney vetch, the food plant of the Small Blue butterfly, at Culbin Sands on the remote Nairn Bar. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11am
Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, North Of Stratford-upon-Avon

Join Warwickshire Branch Butterfly Recorder, Keith Warmington for a guided walk at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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...

Les

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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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11.00am
Goat Island And Undercliffs Nr. Seaton

Join the Devon Branch for a butterfly walk through the complex of “off piste” pathways through the Undercliffs to arrive at Goat Island.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Millhoppers Pasture BC Reserve, east of Aylesbury

Join us for a walk on BC's only reserve in the Herts & Middlesex area (east of Aylesbury). There will be top tips on how to manage grassland to encourage butterflies and wild flowers. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Hoe Grange Quarry

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hoe Grange Quarry Nature Reserve, Longcliffe, Brassington

Welcome to the first Open Day for Hoe Grange Quarry! This is Derbyshire’s first butterfly reserve (near Brassington) and we hope to see you there on Sunday 23 July, from 11am to 3pm. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.30am
Broomy Inclosure And Broomy Plain, Linwood, New Forest

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch north-east of Ringwood on a walk where we hope to see Grayling, Dark Green Fritillary and Small Heath butterflies and Clouded Buff moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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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Kent: High Elms Country Park

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.30am
Farnborough

Join the Kent Branch on a walk in High Elms Country Park to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, amongst others. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11.30am-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Prinknash Abbey's Butterfly Nectar Garden, part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham. Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies, plants and Butterfly Conservation in general. If possible, we will have a display of live moths...

Purple Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am-3.00pm
Wimbledon Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Wimbledon Common; target: Purple Hairstreak butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count....

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 1pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join the Cornwall Branch in exploring this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). We’ll be searching for Grayling butterflies, Bog Bush-crickets, Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies and much more...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Monday 24th July 2017, 11am-1pm
Therfield Heath, near Royston

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a walk on Therfield Heath near Royston to hopefully see Chalk Hill Blues and other summer butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

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Sussex: Wakehurst Big Butterfly Count Events

Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-3.30pm
Ardingly, Haywards Heath

Join the Sussex Branch at Wakehurst in Ardingly, Haywards Heath this summer and take part in a Big Butterfly Count! The Branch will have a stall in the grounds as part of Kew Gardens 'Wild Kids Woodland Adventures' activities...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 10am-0pm
Broxbourne Wood Nature Reserve, west of Hoddesdon

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk near Broxbourne to see woodland butterflies, especially the Silver-washed Fritillary. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Coombs Dale

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Coombs Dale, Calver, Peak District National Park

Join the East Midlands Branch on a morning's field trip in the Peak District, where we hope to see Dark-green Fritillary, Brown Argus and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 9.10am-4.00pm
Great Train Journey East: Dorking Deepdene-Betchworth

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...

Wood White

West Midlands: Wood White Heritage Event

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 11am-3pm
Wigmore Rolls, Leominster

Join the West Midlands Branch on a Wood White butterfly walk and survey at Wigmore Rolls. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not...

Grayling

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Bossington, near Porlock, west of Dunster

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at this rugged coastal site, which has stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir. The principal target species is the Grayling butterfly, but other species likely to be present include Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Peacock

Lincolnshire: Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood Butterfly Garden

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre, Near Bardney

Work party at Chambers Farm Wood Butterfly Garden: do join us to help tidy up the garden prior to the Open Day on Sunday 30 July. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 26th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 10am-0.30pm
Waterford Heath, north of Hertford

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for a walk to see summer butterflies and wildlife. This walk has been organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested.This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...