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.

Norfolk Brecks for Day-flying Moths

Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Cranwich Camp and Heath

Following last year’s successful foray into the Brecks, we will again be organising a visit to the newly restored heathland at Cranwich Camp and Heath, excellent sites for several Breck speciality day-flying moths such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip to Toton Fields LNR

Thursday 24th July 2014; 10am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A Wild Night at Maidencraig!

Friday 25th July 2014, 8.30pm-12.00am
Den of Maidencraig, Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

Moth Trapping and Butterfly walk

Saturday 26th July 2014 10:00am
Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe

Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.

Yorkshire Branch Field Event

Sunday, 27th July 2014, 09:30 - 16:00
Coatham Marsh and South Gare

Join the Yorkshire Branch in their search for Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.

Suffolk - Wildlife Gaeden Open day

Sunday 27th July 2014, 10.30am-3.00pm
Prior's Oak Leiston

An invitation from BC member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Moths in the Morning

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.

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

Eden Allotments

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 7.30pm-9pm
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus

An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.

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.

Wiltshire: Field Trip, Martin Down & Vernditch Chase

Sunday 3rd August 2014: 11.00am
Martin Down & Vernditch Chase

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. The day starts with a walk across Martin Down to see Dark Green Fritillary and downland species. After returning to the car park for lunch we will cross the A354 into Vernditch Chase woods at 14:00 to look for woodland species including White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Wiltshire: Field Trip, Alners Gorse

Saturday 9th August 2014: 11.00am
Alners Gorse

South Wiltshire Group to familiarise yourself with woodland butterflies and learn how a woodland can be managed for them.

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Highlands And Islands - A Walk At Aldie Burn

Sunday 10th August 2014: 10.30am
Aldie Burn

This is a really lovely wood with a variety of differing habitats, ponds, mixed woodland and large open areas. As such it lends itself to a selection of wildlife, a range of butterflies, moths and dragonflies have been recorded here.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Longstone Edge

Sunday 17th August 2014; 10.30am
Longstone Edge (Derbyshire)

The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.

Brown Hairstreak

Joint Lincolnshire & Norfolk Field Trip

Sunday 7th September 2014: 11am
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

The purpose of this joint field trip with the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Branches is to target the Brown Hairstreak. Do join us.

Wiltshire: Field Trip, Park Bottom

Saturday 13th September 2014: 11.00am
Park Bottom

A South Wiltshire Group walk. Target Species: Small Copper, Comma, Common and Adonis Blue