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.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 4th August 2017: 10.30am
Tennyson Down (National Trust), Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Totland Bay where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Chalk Hill Blue and other blue butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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East Scotland: Night Hunters And Their Prey

Friday 4th August 2017: 8.00pm - late
Crathie, Near Balmoral, Aberdeenshire

Get up close and personal with bats and moths! Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Cumbria: Guided Walk

Friday 4th August 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Bouth, Ulverston

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society for a walk led by Chris Berry, an excellent speaker and natural history expert. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Family Butterfly Day

Friday 4th August 2017: 10am
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, near Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a Family Butterfly Day. There will be guided butterfly walks, craft activities for children and photographic displays at this popular event for families at the beautiful Sir John Hillier Gardens near Romsey.. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 2pm
Devils Dyke,Cambridgeshire

Back by popular demand; a walk through clouds of butterflies on a site the Cambs & Essex Branch have helped conserve for years. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Eildon Hills Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.30am-4pm
Eildon Hills, south of Melrose, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch on this outing arranged by the local Scottish Wildlife Trust group for a chance to explore the Eildon Hills, their wildlife (especially butterflies and moths), geology and archaeology. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Lancashire: Butterflies Of Lytham St Annes Sand Dunes

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.00am-2.00pm
Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool Airport

A visit to the dunes at Lytham St Annes, looking for Grayling and other summer species. A great chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too...

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Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017, 9.45am-4.30pm
Great Train Journey West: Dorking-Gomshall

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey West from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Gomshall; 10km return walk along the North Downs; target: 25+ species. This is an excellent opportunity to join in with Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
St Catherine’s Hill, south WInchester

Join the Hants & Isle of WIght Branch with Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIOWWT) in south WInchester for a walk to see high-summer chalk downland flora and fauna. (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE). This event takes place on the penultimate day of Big Butterfly Count...

Brown Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Shipton Bellinger, Tidworth

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk where we aim to see Brown Hairstreak butterflies. This is the penultimate day of Big Butterfly Count - why not download an ID chart and take...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse Reserve

Saturday 5th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset Branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at our Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Grayling

Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Join the Northern Ireland Branch, the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and BC Northern Ireland on this visit to the Murlough National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Keel Point looking for the Grayling butterfly. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Recognition Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017: 11am
Clearbury Down, Odstock, south of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a south Wiltshire butterfly recognition walk near Odstock, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Purple Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10.30am
Sinah Warren, Hayling Island

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on this area of scrubby oak, where observations of Purple Hairstreak butterflies should be easy. We may also possibly see Graylings. This is the last day of Big Butterfly Count - why not download an ID chart and...

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Warwickshire: Open Day At our Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve, south-east of Coventry

Everyone is welcome to our open day at Ryton Wood Meadows reserve. Pop along and find out more about some of our key butterflies, the work of Butterfly Conservation and our dedicated team of volunteers. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 1.30pm
Lundy Bay, north-east of Polzeath

Join the Cornwall Branch for a beautiful walk along one of our National Trust butterfly transects. We hope to see a selection of butterfly species on the walk, which will be led by Sarah Stevens, National trust Ranger...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Totternhoe Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Totternhoe Knolls, West Of Dunstable

Join the Beds and Northants Branch looking for Chalk Hill Blue and other butterfly species at Totternhoe Knolls, near Dunstable. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: White Hill Reserve

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10.30am
Shoreham, north of Sevenoaks

Join the Kent Branch at our White Hill reserve, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blues butterflies, amongst others. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
Coatham Stob, south-west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on the last day of Big Butterfly Count for a guided walk at Coatham Stob. We hope to see Essex Skipper and Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk - A Big Butterfly Count Event

Sunday 6th August 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Hatch Hill, The Poldens, south of Street

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch at this Big Butterfly Count event at Hatch Hill in the Poldens, which is a mix of woodland and limestone grassland with a very good range of species...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sussex: Butterflies of the Eastbourne Downs

Sunday 6th August 2017, 10am-12.30pm
Beachy Head, West Sussex

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk over the Eastbourne Downs looking for rare chalk grassland butterflies on a circular route around this iconic landscape. We hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Chalk Hill Blue amongst other species. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Grayling

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 8th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grayling.

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 8th August 2017: 11.00am
Greenham Common, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for Grayling and other summer butterflies.

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 9th August 2017, 2pm-4pm
Swells Hill, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk south of Stroud where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Friday 11th August 2017: 11.00am
Shirburn Hill, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for Silver-Spotted Skipper and other chalk downland species.

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 12th August 2017: 10.30am
Hundred Acre Piece, Mortimer, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for the Grayling butterfly.

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Lancashire: Brown Hairstreak Butterfly Search

Saturday 12th August 2017
Gait Barrows And Coldwell Parrock, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch on a search for Brown Hairstreak butterflies on their assembly trees at these two prime sites in Silverdale....

Lulworth Skipper

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017: 11am
Ballard Down, near Swanage, Dorset

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this trip to Ballard Down in Dorset to look for summer migrants and familiarise yourself with downland butterflies. If the season isn’t too advanced, there's a chance of seeing the odd Lulworth Skipper...

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Westbury Beacon BC Reserve, on the Mendips scarp, north of Wells

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. This is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies, with Small Skippers, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Gatekeeper....