You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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Joining with the local Wildlife Trust to seek out the Duke of Burgundy and other species on the Whipsnade Downs
Target Species: Spring butterflies - hopefully Grizzled Skipper.
Join us on our first Field Trip of the year to Chapel St. Leonards to see Spring butterflies including, we hope, Holly Blue, Green Hairstreak, and Wall Brown.
Join the Cornwall Branch on a beautiful walk down to the De Lank river, where there is the opportunity
to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Forestry Commission site, where we are aiming to see one of the largest colonies of Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in the New Forest, as well as Cuckoo and woodland flora and fauna.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this private reserve managed by the J&F Clark Trust and Millfield School. We hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies.
Join us on our morning search for the Big 5 butterflies at Mill Hill.
Join us for the second walk funded by the ARC Project as part of the “Butterflies of the ARC Project” events.
Come along for a walk and see the Duke of Burgundy and a display of orchids
Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk over chalk downland to search for colonies of Duke of Burgundy butterflies. We shall also look for other species of butterflies, possibly including some Blues, Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Marsh Fritillary.
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk to see Grizzled Skipper butterflies with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. This event is organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested.
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a Spring butterfly walk.
This is a joint MOD Conservation Group / Cornwall Butterfly Conservation walk. In addition to seeing a variety of spring wild flowers, we should find, amongst other butterflies, the Grizzled Skipper, which is now only located on this site in Cornwall.
Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party at our Prees Heath Common Reserve. We shall be clearing birch seedlings and ragwort and hunting for Silver-studded Blue caterpillars.
Join the Cumbria Branch at this Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) event, moth trapping on Friday evening and examining then releasing the moths the next morning.
Join the Devon Branch on a moth trapping evening in this Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, a mixed woodland site.
Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch to see spring butterflies, especially Small Blue, Dingy Skipper, also day-flying moths such as Burnet Companion.
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. We are hoping to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies, as well as other spring species.
Join us for some Identification and recording training. Suitable for novices.
Search for Small Blue and other Spring species
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural Nature Reserve (managed by Natural England), which is a large tract of open chalk grassland with many species of wildflowers, butterflies and moths. We are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue, Small Blue and Brown Argus butterflies, as well as other rare invertebrates.
Search for Dingy and Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and other Spring butterflies
We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a second season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve including an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Come along to hopefully see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly
Old Sulehay Forest and Ring Haw, a joint visit with the Desborough Wildlife Group to two sites in the north of the county notable for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and other spring species.