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.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

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Cheshire And Peak: Coombs Dale

Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
Derbyshire

Join the Cheshire & Peak Branch for a walk of approximately one mile down Coombs Dale.

Large Heath

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) at the far end of the site. Half of this moss has been dug up for garden peat, the other half has been left as a pristine moss. We wish to see whether the Large Heath butterfly can still be found here.

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Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Fermyn Woods

Sunday 12th July 2015: 9.30am
Northamptonshire

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland.

Day-flying Moths at Middle Harling Heath

Wednesday 15th July 2015: 9.30am
Middle Harling Health

Moths traps will also be set the previous night and opened in the morning. Target species – Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover.

Leck Fell

Some time in July
To Be Arranged

All arrangements highly dependent on weather - see details

Field Trip: Bentley Wood

Thursday 16th July 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Bentley Wood

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to see and learn to recognise some of our rarer butterflies in the county.

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Field Trip: Burning Cliff

Friday 17th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ringstead Bay, Dorset

This part of the coast is good for Lulworth Skippers and in a good year attracts various migrants. Bring a packed lunch.

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Devon: Moth Night At Meeth DWT Reserve

Friday 17th July 2015: 8.30pm
Okehampton

Please join the Devon Branch on this trip, where well over 100 species of moths can be seen if the weather is seasonable, including Aspen feeding rarities, grassland and woodland species.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down

Friday 17th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Winchester

Join the Hants & IOW Branch at their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve at one of the best times of the year to see the butterflies and the wildflowers, plus it's the launch of Big Butterfly Count - come and help us to count butterflies!

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
The Holies, Streatley, Berks

Join us on a field trip to the Holies for summer butterflies

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Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

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Cumbria: Summer Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10am
Eaves Wood, Silverdale

Join the Cumbria Branch on this Big Butterfly Count event, where you can also see White-letter Hairstreak and Northern Brown Argus butterflies.

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Sussex Branch: Bevendean Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 11.00am
Bevendean, Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch on this walk to see Chalk Hill blue, Marbled White and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Sussex Branch: Friston Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Frsiton Gallops, near Jevington, Wealden

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Hill blue, Small and Common blue butterflies, as well as the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. We are also hoping to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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East Scotland: Angus - Balgavies Loch Bioblitz

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015, 7.30pm-4.00pm

A comprehensive exploration of the SWT Balgavies Reserve with the objective of recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Activities will start on the Saturday evening. with moth trapping and wine ropes starting around 7:30pm. Traps will be opened at 10:00am on Sunday with butterfly walks during the day.

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Highlands And Islands: Butterflies In Grantown-on-Spey

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Grantown-on-Spey

There is an interesting meadow just across the Old Spey Bridge with a variety of wild flowers along the edge of it beside the Spey. We can also walk back along the minor road where there are a couple of areas which are home to the Northern Brown Argus.