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.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county.

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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-east of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood, Near Bardney

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 2017: 10am
Wyre Forest, west of Kidderminster

Join the West Midlands Branch on a conservation work party in the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve (NNR)...

Wood White

West Midlands: Work Party

Thursday 26th January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Siege Wood, between Ledbury and Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south of Woolhope)...

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 27th January 2017: 9.30am
Stratford Tony Down, Coombe Bissett, south-east of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on a work party clearing tree seedlings and scrub to improve part of this extensive area of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire.

Scotland: Mabie Reserve workparty

Saturday 28th January 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Mabie Forest, Dumfries

We will be holding a Conservation Work party at our Mabie Forest reserve, cutting and clearing scrub as well as possibly doing some scarifying for later wildflower sowing. All very welcome.

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Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Scotland: Black Moss Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 10am-3pm
Armadale, West Lothian

Lose those Xmas pounds and help save the planet by joining us working on this great little bog on the edge of Armadale! We will be installing ditch-blocking dams to help keep the Moss wet and in good condition for butterflies and moths.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. We will be pollarding sallow near the well, removing sycamore and reducing hedge heights.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017: 10am
White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow...

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Oaken Wood Branch Reserve

Oaken Wood: please see Work Parties, Surrey's dedicated page

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Sussex: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 2017, 9.30am-3.15pm
Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold, between Godalming and Horsham

Join the Sussex Branch's new conservation work party on their Oaken Wood reserve on the Sussex-Surrey border. This 12 hectares (30 acres) reserve is part of the Forestry Commission's 324 hectare Chiddingfold Forest.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 3rd February 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Friday 3rd February 2017, 10.15am-3pm
Ystradgynlais, near Swansea

Join the South Wales Branch for scrub clearance at a site in south Ystradgynlais for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. This is a joint event with Brecknock Wildlife Trust...

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Suffolk: Work Party

Saturday 4th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Purdis Heath, Bucklesham Road, south-east Ispwich

The Suffolk Branch has work parties at Purdis Heath (south-east Ipswich) on the first Saturday of the month over the autumn and winter, and occasionally during the Summer. If you fancy getting out and helping our Silver-studded Blue butterflies, please do come along...

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Beaconsfield

Join this Upper Thames Branch work party on their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield. We'll be removing scrub and hedging, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017: 10am
Monkwood, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on a monthly work party at Monkwood, an ancient woodland site which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017
a south Wales Marsh Fritillary site, to be confirmed tbc

Join the South Wales Branch for scrub and bramble removal and other light habitat management for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. This is needed on most Marsh Fritillary sites. even with regular summer cattle grazing...