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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Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 14th May 2017: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring species. (NB this is advertised for Saturday 14th May in the journal, which is not correct).

Green Hair

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am
Penhale, Cubert, near Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

White Admiral

Work Party Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated in maintaining habitat for the White Admiral and other butterfly species.

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Friday 19th May 2017, 10.10am-3.00pm
Linlithgow Canal Centre, Linlithgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Linlithgow to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Bo'ness, Stirlingshire

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Bo'ness to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 20th May 2017: 11.00am
Pitstone Hill and Aldbury Nowers, Bucks

Join us on a field trip looking for spring butterflies. (NB this is advertised for Sunday 20th May in the journal, which is not correct).

Les

Suffolk: Moth Morning

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-12pm
Milden, south-east of Lavenham

Join the Suffolk Branch near Lavenham going through the previous night's moth catch, followed by a walk to look for caterpillars...

Field Trip: Fermyn Woods Country Park

Saturday 20th May 2017: 10.00am
Fermyn Woods Country Park

A visit to see how our winter conservation work has helped Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and other spring species. Meet Skylark café at 10 a.m. Leader Douglas Goddard. Car parking fees apply.

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 20th 8pm to Sunday 21st May 2017, 1pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, north-west of Bladford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch in celebrating spring moths, the Dawn Chorus and butterflies at our Alners Gorse reserve in north Dorset...

Bison Hill, Whipsnade A Morning Walk For Spring Butterflie

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11.00am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday, May 21st Bison Hill, Whipsnade a morning walk for spring butterflies – Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and maybe Duke of Burgundy. Meet at the National Trust car park at Bison Hill off the B4540, SP999185 at 11.00 a.m. Leader Greg Herbert

Field Trip: Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11.00am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

A morning walk for spring butterflies – Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and maybe Duke of Burgundy. Meet at the National Trust car park at Bison Hill off the B4540, SP999185 at 11.00 a.m. Leader Greg Herbert

Green Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11.00am
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Join us on a trip to the Oxfordshire Downs to look for spring butterflies.

D Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Butterfly Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glen Orrin, West Of Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a third season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk - Ballard Down

Sunday 21st May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ballard Down, Swanage, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on a walk along the lower slopes of Ballard Down to enjoy this chalk downland site with its stunning views and the spring flowers...

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Habitat Management At Bevendean Down

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Bevendean, North East Edge Of Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch and the Friends of Bevendean Down to improve habitat for all the butterflies on this wonderful site...

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Drumpellier Country Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm
Cotgrave Forest, south-east of Notttingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands: Lochaber Butterflies

Monday 22nd May 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices

The event will focus on different techniques for recording and monitoring butterflies including timed counts and transects. It will also include an introduction to the butterflies of Lochaber covering all 22 species recorded in the area but paying particular attention on the scarce Chequered Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary. After an indoor presentation an afternoon field trip in Glen Nevis will look for spring butterflies and day-flying moths. It is hoped that participants will be keen to record and help monitor butterflies in Glen Nevis and elsewhere in the local area over the rest of the summer.

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Suffolk: Dingy Skipper Surveys

Monday 22nd May 2017
Kings Forest and Suffolk Brecklands

The Suffolk Branch will be running various Dingy Skipper surveys and walks around Kings Forest and the Suffolk Brecklands this week (subject to weather conditions and access restrictions)...

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10am-3pm
Water Of Leith visitor centre, Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Edinburgh's Water of Leith to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Chantries/Five Fields & Pewley Down, East Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Moths

Highlands And Islands: Lochaber Moth Morning

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10.00am-0.00pm
Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices

Come and find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. We will be checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. All moths caught will be released unharmed.

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 24th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson’s Bank; target: site specialities

Common Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 25th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: Downland butterflies

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Thursday 25th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Greenock

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Greenock to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.