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.

Castle Butterfly Safari and Moth Morning

Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim

Join BCNI and Antrim’s Biodiversity Officer to hunt for beasties on the wing in the Castle Gardens!

Moth Trapping and Talks

Friday 25th July 2014, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Lagan Valley Regional Park, Lough Keepers Cottage, Belfast

BCNI team up with Lagan Valley Regional Park for a foray into the world of butterflies and moths.

Glenariffe Forest Park Wildlife Family Fun Day

Saturday 26th July 2014, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Glenariffe Forest Park, Antrim

Family Fun Day: Come and find out about all the wildlife and conservation work happening around the Glens of Antrim.

Mortimer Forest Butterfly Picnic & Walk

Sunday 27th July 2014: 1pm
On the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, near the town of Ludlow

Butterfly picnic and walk in Mortimer Forest, targeting Silver-washed Fritillary and Essex Skipper

Belfast Hills Festival

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 11am-1pm
Templepatrick Castle, Templepatrick

We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.

Black Mountain Moths & Butterflies

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 7pm-8.30pm
Black Mountain Lodge, Belfast

Come and help us set up some moth traps before our Butterfly hunt tomorrow.

Suffolk New Members Day

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10.30am-4.00pm
Holywells Park Ipswich

An indoor training session in the morning A practical butterfly watching session will follow in the afternoon

Jubilee Woods Day Out

Thursday 31st July 2014, 11am-1pm
Jubilee Woods, Whitehead

Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.

Butterfly Walk On The Stiperstones

Saturday 2nd August 2014: 1pm
Stiperstones, Shropshire - The Bog Visiter Centre

Meeting at The Bog car park for a butterfly walk, followed by afternoon tea at The Bog Tearoom.

Big Wild Camp-Out!!

Friday 8th August 2014
Big Wild Campout, Ulster Folk And Transport Museum, Cultra

Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT

Farm Breakfast, Butterflies & Moths!

Saturday 9th August 2014: 8.30am
The Stables Farm,Astwood Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire

Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.

Far Forest Countryside Show!

Sunday 10th August 2014: 10am
Tenbury Road (A456), Callow Hill Rock, Worcestershire, DY14 9DA

Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.

Norfolk Branch AGM

Saturday 27th September 2014, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Norwich City College, Ipswich Road, NR2 2LJ.

Talks, photographic competition and AGM

Members' Day, Scotland

Saturday 4th October 2014: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Battleby, Perth

Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat about the wonderfully warm and sunny season we have just had. N.B. Please note change of date from that originally stated (to avoid the Ryder Cup!).

Wild about Norfolk

Saturday 11th October 10:00am-4:00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

Yorkshire Members' Day And AGM

Sunday 12th October 2014, 10.30am-4.00pm
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Join us for the annual Members' Day and AGM at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.

A Journey Across Papua New Guinea

Wednesday 5th November 2014: 7.30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ

“A Journey across Papua New Guinea”. An illustrated talk by Ann Duff. Contact: Judy Dunmore, Tel: 01263 822550