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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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 traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
Join the Yorkshire Branch in their search for Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.
An invitation from BC member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection.
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.
An indoor training session in the morning A practical butterfly watching session will follow in the afternoon
An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.
Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.
Search for the caterpillars of the rare Small Chocolate-tip moth, recently rediscovered in the Borders.
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.
An all day trip for summer butterflies.
South Wiltshire Group to familiarise yourself with woodland butterflies and learn how a woodland can be managed for them.
Sharpenhoe Clappers Target species Chalkhill Blue and other summer butterflies
Beginners and experts are welcome to come along and test their identification skills.
Join us for a trip to Aston Rowant searching for Silver-spotted Skippers, Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus.
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.
Discover where the Scotch Argus lives - it could be our national butterfly!
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.
This south facing steep downland in Dorset still holds a good colony of Silver-spotted Skipper. This is a South Wiltshire Group event and joint trip with the Dorset Branch.
An all day visit for our last summer butterfly to emerge, Brown Hairstreak.
The purpose of this joint field trip with the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Branches is to target the Brown Hairstreak. Do join us.
This visit is to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak adults.
A South Wiltshire Group walk.
Target Species: Small Copper, Comma, Common and Adonis Blue