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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North Wales: Transect Recording Workshop

Saturday 10th June 2017, 0.30pm-4.00pm
Llysfaen Village Hall, Colwyn Bay

One of our key events for 2017, new for this year we are running a transect recording workshop. Come and join Vic Hitchings to discover the science behind butterfly recording and learn how to become a recorder...

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 10th June 2017: 10.30am
Shabbington Wood, Bucks

Join us on a trip to look for the Black Hairstreak.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Garden Festival

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10am
Whitchurch, east of Andover

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Hampshire Garden Festival and learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this beautiful location on the River Test near Whitchurch. Photographic displays, literature and badge making for children will also be available...

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria: Mountain Ringlets at Irton Fell

Sunday 11th June 2017, 10.45am-3pm
Irton, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria Branch for a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, plus the possibility of Argent and Mable moth...

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Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 11am
Mount Fancy Farm BC reserve, the Blackdowns

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Mount Fancy Farm reserve in the Blackdowns, where we hope to see Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood butterflies and two day-flying moths; Chimney Sweeper and Burnet Companion...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 2.30pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester, to enjoy the butterflies and birds. All welcome...

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Gloucestershire: Yew Tree Farm - Stroud Nature 2017 event

Sunday 11th June 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp, south-east of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and other organisations at this Stroud Nature 2017 event just north of Brinscombe. The day will start with opening moth traps at 9.30 am – no moths will be harmed! This is always popular and surprising, especially for...

Swallowtail

Suffolk: Swallowtail Open Day

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10am
Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Wheatfen, Norfolk

All welcome to the Swallowtail Open Day at the Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Wheatfen, Norfolk. Bring lunch...

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Weeding Day

Monday 12th June 2017, 7pm-9pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this weeding session to prepare the garden for the next open day on 17 June. Extra hands are always welcome....

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Cornwall Bodmin Moor Butterfly Search Day

Monday 12th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary.

Silver-studded Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Fairmile Common, North Of Cobham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Fairmile Common; target: Silver-studded Blue

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Work Party Southrey Woods

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods, near Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies, including the White Admiral.

Dark Green Fritillary

Warwickshire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 14th June 2017: 11am
Fossedene Meadow, east of Stratford-upon-Avon

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Fossedene Meadow near Wellesbourne, where we hope to see the locally rare and spectacular Dark Green Fritillary butterfly, which only occurs at a couple of locations in the whole of Warwickshire...

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Cornwall Bodmin Moor Butterfly Search Day

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary.

Glanville Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Wednesday 14th June 2017: 10am
Wheelers Bay, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight for a walk along the revetment to see the management work that has been carried out for Glanville Fritillary butterflies. We are aiming to see Glanville Fritillary, Holly Blue, Orange Tip and Painted Lady butterflies...

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Cumbria: Survey for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries

Wednesday 14th June 2017
south of Grizedale Forest

Join the Cumbria Branch for a butterfly walk and survey all butterflies, especially the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. This key species is probably under recorded in the Rusland Horizons area, where we will be covering a large area south of Grizedale Forest...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 15th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Priest Hill, East Of Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Priest Hill; target: Small Blue

Wood White

West Midlands: Saving The Wood White - A Guided Walk

Thursday 15th June 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Bury Ditches Woodland, Shropshire Hills

This is one of the few places in Britain to see the rare and increasingly threatened Wood White butterfly, so please join us on this guided walk!

Swallowtail ssp

Suffolk: Swallowtail Weekend

Friday 16th to Monday 19th June 2017
The Norfolk Broads

Join The Butterfly Isles author and Guardian writer Patrick Barkham across the border for a weekend of Swallowtail butterflies and other Norfolk wildlife. As well as daily excursions in, on (by boat) and around the Broads, Patrick will...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 16th June 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 17th June 2017: 10.30am
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak species champion on a trip to see 'his' butterfly.