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.

Adonis Blue

Devon: Joint Butterfly Walk With Dorset Branch

Sunday 16th August 2015: 11.00am
Fontmell Down, Salisbury, Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on this joint event with the Dorset Branch to visit this wonderful site, where you can see the Silver-spotted Skipper, Brown Argus, Chalk Hill Blue and the second brood of Adonis Blue.

Small Blue

East Scotland: Angus - Barry Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site.

Dark Green Fritillary

Lands End Butterfly Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015: 10.30am
Gwennap Head And Porthgwarra, Near Land’s End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location to search for Grayling butterflies, Dark Green Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows and many more!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Field Trip: Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

Sunday 16th August 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

There is a strong colony of Silver-spotted Skipper at this location. Depending on the size of the party the afternoon meeting will visit another location looking for Brown Hairstreak.

Field Trip: Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

Saturday 22nd August 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

This visit is to explore one of the walks from the Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire booklet. Bring a packed lunch.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Kirton In Lindsey

A chance to survey an under-recorded part of Lincolnshire. Come and join us in this pioneering day!

Upper Thames

Sunday 23rd August 2015: 11.00am
Wishmoor Bottom Berks

A trip to a reliable place to see the Grayling.

Field Trip: Ballard Down (Dorset)

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ballard Down (Dorset)

This joint trip with Dorset Branch is targeting good views of Adonis Blue and other high summer species. Bring a packed lunch.

Wall

East Midlands: Field Trip To Longstone Edge

Sunday 23rd August 2015: 10.30am
Peak District, Derbyshire

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

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Big Butterfly Day Out

Tuesday 25th August 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve

A day of wildlife related fun and activities at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

Brown Argus

Devon: Orley Common Butterfly Walk

Saturday 29th August 2015: 1.30pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot

Join the Devon Branch on this trip to find the Brown Argus butterfly.

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Northern Ireland: Lepidoptera Of Larchfield Estate

Saturday 29th August 2015: 10.00am
Hillsborough Forest Car Park

Explore the Lepidoptera of Larchfield Estate. Meet 10am at Hillsborough Forest Park car park, for onward travel to Larchfield (car sharing encouraged). Moths traps will be set the previous night and opened on Saturday morning.

Upper Thames Field Trip

Sunday 30th August 2015: 11.00am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see what has survived the summer.

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Brown Hairstreak Hunt

Sunday 30th August 2015, 11.30am-2.30pm
Preston Down Nr. Paignton

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on their Brown Hairstreak Hunt at Preston Down

Wall

Gloucestershire: Nottingham Hill

Sunday 30th August 2015, 2.00pm-5.00pm
east of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk on this hill fort to see the Wall butterfly.

Brown Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
south of Cirencester, near Kemble

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on an end of season joint field trip with the Wiltshire Branch to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies at these Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

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Gloucestershire: National Moth Night

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Various Sites

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 11th September 2015: 9.00am & 11.00am
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!