You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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If you don't have time to join the Dorset Branch in the morning at Tout Quarry (11am), you can join them in the afternoon (2pm) at their Perryfields Butterfly Reserve. The target species of butterflies will be the Silver-studded Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Lulworth Skipper and the cretaceous form of Grayling. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Every summer the Gloucestershire Branch runs an identification day, which starts at The Royal William hotel in Cranham and is especially for new members. This event is always popular and is a chance to improve your skills and meet fellow butterfly enthusiasts.
Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, and many more species. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Kent Branch at our White Hill reserve, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blues butterflies, amongst others. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Dorset Branch in exploring two of Portland's quarries, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The target species of butterflies will be the Silver-studded Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Lulworth Skipper and the cretaceous form of Grayling. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this woodland and limestone grassland site, which has a very good range of species and is especially important for its population of Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. Other species of butterflies likely to be flying include Brown Argus, Common Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Upper Thames Branch on a walk to see the Chalk Carpet moth and summer butterflies. Steep slopes will require suitable footwear. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the West Midlands Branch for scrub bashing in the morning at a private woodland near Grafton, followed by an afternoon walk in search of Brown Hairstreak butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a walk to see summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world - why not download an ID chart and take part in a 15-minute count during the event?
This Field Studies Council course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens.
Join us for a ragwort-pulling session on our own reserve. We start at 10am and work for up to three hours.
Join Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch on a walk where we hope to see Grayling butterflies.
A Summer Work Party to generally manage the woodland including upkeep of the rides and footpaths. All help very welcome!
Join the West Midlands Branch on a conservation work party at their Prees Heath Common Reserve.
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk where we hope to see Grayling and other downland butterflies.
We’ll walk upstream beside the Spey on a Fisherman’s track past farm fields to an open area beside woodland. We are hoping to see Scotch Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Common Blue and Speckled Wood butterflies, amongst others.
Join the West Midlands Branch at the Far Forest Show, where we will be running a stand.
Join the Gloucestershire Branch on Poors Allotment (a Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve), a fantastic example of acid grassland and heathland that, over the years, has allowed a wide range of fascinating wildlife to flourish.
Join the East Scotland Branch moth trapping in Coire Fee. This event is for experienced moth-ers only.
Our last Field Trip of the year is to Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes NNR (Rimac) to see the Wall Brown and other Summer butterflies.
Join the Warwickshire Branch on a walk led by Mike Slater. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and other woodland butterflies. (Free event)
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. It is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies and, in clear weather, the view over the northern Levels and away west to Exmoor is superb.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk where we hope to see typical chalk downland species of butterflies, such as Chalk Hill Blue, Common Blue and possibly Silver-Spotted Skipper.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch and the Hampshire Wildlife Trust for a walk on this chalk downland reserve to see butterflies and flowers.
The wide flowery rides through the conifer plantations on the Berks/Hants border are one of the local hotspots for the Grayling butterfly.
Join the Dorset and Wiltshire branches on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at the Dorset Branch's Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.
Join the Warwickshire Branch for a Moth night led by David Brown. We are hoping to see True Lovers Knot, Autumnal Rustic and Angle-striped Sallow moths in this rich, now chiefly deciduous, woodland. (Free event)
Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.
Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location, which boasts an abundance of butterflies, including Grayling, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath and many more. You might also spot a Chough!
Join the Upper Thames Branch on a walk to look for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly.