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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Surrey: Talk

Thursday 12th January 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Butterflies – the fun side: Francis Kelly, Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 13th January 2017: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

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Surrey: Butterfly Show

Saturday 14th January to Sunday 5th March 2017, 9.30am-5.15pm
RHS Garden, Wisley

Butterflies in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden, Wisley

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Winter Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10am-4pm
Fermyn Woods Country Park, Brigstock, south-east of Corby

Join the Beds and Northants Branch for scrub clearance in the main park for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreaks (Brigstock, Corby)...

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Bevendean Down, north-east Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch and the Friends of Bevendean Down on a work party in north-east Brighton to prevent scrub and course vegetation from swallowing this habitat which is valuable for chalk grassland butterfly species...

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Somerset And Bristol: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10.30am-4pm
Stoke Camp Reserve, Draycott, north-west of Wells

Join the Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers on the Somerset and Bristol Branch's Stoke Camp reserve, north of Rodney Stoke. We will be removing gorse, bracken and bramble...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch undertaking habitat management at Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm.

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Bovey Heathfield Reserve, near Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch on a work party on this Teignbridge Council owned nature reserve near Bovey Tracey, which holds a small population of Silver-studded Blue butterflies...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 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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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party on our Holtspur Bottom reserve (west of Beaconsfield), for scrub removal and hedging, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports. There will be a bonfire if it is dry...

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North East England: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 9.45am-3pm
Town Kelloe Bank, between Hartlepool and Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Town Kelloe Bank (between Hartlepool and Durham). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 16th January 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 cutting scrub out of grassland and clearing the fence line around Rosebay Corner, using hand tools and a bonfire.

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Northern Ireland: Winter Work Party Umbra

Tuesday 17th January 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Umbra Nature Reserve, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation and Ulster Wildlife in managing some of our most wildlife-rich nature reserves in Northern Ireland. Make a difference while enjoying fresh air and good company!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 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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Northern Ireland: Records Amnesty Day

Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Ulster Museum, Belfast

CEDaR and Butterfly Conservation have organised a number of ‘data amnesty’ days to help wildlife recorders submit their data. We want your records and will give you as much help as you need to input them! We’d love to see you - just bring your- self and your notebook.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 18th 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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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 18th 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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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 2017: 10.30am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 19th January 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 20th January 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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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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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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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...

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Wigmore Rolls, south-west of Ludlow, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party with the Forestry Commission to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south-west of Wigmore)...

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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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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Little Breach Reserve, Blackdown Hills, south-west of Wellington

Help the Devon Branch on their Little Breach reserve near Culmstock in the Blackdown Hills. Over the years, continued habitat management has helped it become more species-rich and now 24 butterfly species can be seen throughout the year, with grassland butterflies predominating...

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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.