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

Northern Ireland: Earlsgift Wood

Saturday 30th July 2016: 10.30am
Earlsgift Wood, Donemana, County Derry

These two woodlands are seldom visited by BCNI and are certainly under-recorded in terms of lepidoptera.

Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

Dark Green Fritillary

Northern Ireland: Kilbrannish Wood

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August 2016: 0.00pm
Kilbrannish Wood, County Carlow

Join our third joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation Ireland in the Lepidopteran rich Kilbranish Wood

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Preston Down Brown Hairstreak Walk and Survey

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11.30am
near Paignton

Join the Devon Branch for two separate walks (11.30am or 1pm) looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies and their eggs. Surveying for eggs on the Blackthorn hedges will be shown, so you will be able to check your home patches of Blackthorn.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Marsh Fritillary Butterfly Larval Web Hunt

Saturday 10th September 2016: 1.30pm
Cookworthy Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Halwill Junction

Join the Devon Branch on a Marsh Fritillary larval web hunt and learn how to spot these webs of this beautiful endangered butterfly, as this is often the best way to record the strength of a colony.