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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Cumbria: Moths at Brantwood

Thursday 27th July 2017: 8.45pm till late
Brantwood, Coniston

Join the Cumbria Branch, Friends of Brantwood and Rusland Horizons Project for our first moth event at Brantwood, seeking dusk-flying moths around the gardens. A series of light traps will also be run. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Thursday 27th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Brean Down, Near Weston-super-Mare

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at this idyllic site for a walk where we will be looking for Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus, Grayling, Marbled White and other species of butterfly, as well as some interesting flora. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Devon: Course - An Introduction to Moths and Butterflies

Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2017
Slapton Ley Field Centre, near Kingsbridge

This Field Studies Council course will appeal to anyone wishing to know more about them, and will cover how to identify the different species, their varied life-cycles and natural history, and how to help record and conserve them. The course takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join us to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night-flying creatures.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Friday 28th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Hexton Chalk Pit, west of Hitchin

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (donation of £3 requested) near Hitchin to see Chalk Hill Blue and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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West Midlands: Butterfly ID Training And Survey

Saturday 29th July 2017, 1pm-3.30pm
Blakeridge, Near Bishops Castle

Join the West Midlands Branch and take part in the world's biggest butterfly survey at Blakeridge, a Forestry Commission wood...

Northern Brown Argus

East Scotland: Perthshire Northern Brown Argus Training Day

Saturday 29th July 2017: 10.30am
Lundie Crags, Sidlaws

Join the East Scotland Branch on this free survey training day and butterfly walk where we hope to find the Northern Brown Argus. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 29th July 2017: 10.30am
Paices Wood, Aldermaston, Berks

Join us on a walk to look at the varied habitats of this country parkland. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 29th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Vale End, Albury

Vale End to Albury Downs, members & guests only; target: Chalk Hill Blue.

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Northern Ireand: Magilligan BioBlitz & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-11am
Benone Tourist Complex, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation NI at this 24-hour BioBlitz where we will be asking you to help us record all the wildlife you find in the area, including butterflies and moths!

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Crickley Hill, east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Crickley Hill (east of Gloucester) to celebrate Big Butterfly Count. This Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there is guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight...

Hawk Moth

Lincolnshire: Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood

Saturday 29th July 2017, 9.30pm till late
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us for our Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood to see and have a go at identifying some of the amazing varieties and numbers of moths in the Limewoods. Experts will help you and i.d. books will be available. Around 100 species will probably be caught...

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Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 29th July 2017: 9pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this moth night where many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event for children who are interested in wildlife. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. Owls may be heard and bats should be seen...

Ringlet

Sussex: Keep the Ridge Green Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Brighton

Join Jamie from the Sussex Branch for a walk in the Brighton and Lewes Down Biosphere looking for butterflies of the South Downs. We hope to see Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, blues, skippers, whites and some moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 1.30pm
Godolphin Woods, near Townshend, south-east of Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods near Townshend, south-east of Hayle. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera, but the target species will be Purple Hairstreak butterflies - bring binoculars!...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, North-east Of Corby

Join the Beds and Northants branch on this field trip to a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015...

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Lincolnshire: Open Day At Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-3pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us for our annual Open Day at Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre, with kind permission from the Forestry Commission. There will be a Butterfly Walk at 11am, displays, sales, light refreshments and much more! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Aldeburgh

An invitation from a Suffolk Branch member to visit her 10-acre wildlife garden, which also has a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Kent: Denge Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017
Waltham, between Ashford and Canterbury

Join the Kent Branch on a walk looking for summer butterflies near Ashford. The walk takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Oven Bottom, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Essex Skipper

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Golden Skippers Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birkshaw Forest Nr Lockerbie, Irongate Road DG11 1

The Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch invite all to this butterfly walk in the Birkshaw Forest, where we hope to see Essex Skipper and possibly Small & Large Skipper butterflies, and why not do a Big Butterfly Count too?

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
West Harting Down, North-east Of Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk near Waterlooville, where we hope to see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set last night. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach). This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie) covers identifying moths, along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50, RSPB Members £10. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 10am
Holme, near Hunstanton

Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (NOA) at Holme to watch the opening of traps set the night before followed by a guided butterfly walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download an

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Reigate & Colley Hills

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate & Colley Hills; target: Silver-spotted Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. This is an opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...