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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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 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 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.
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 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 East Scotland Branch moth trapping in Coire Fee. This event is for experienced moth-ers only.
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 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 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 Warwickshire Branch on a walk led by Mike Slater. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and other woodland butterflies. (Free event)
Several areas of suitable habitat will be explored to try and locate more colonies of the beautiful, velvety Scotch Argus butterfly.
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.
Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat. Martin Down National Nature Reserve (NNR) is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season. We hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and, hopefully, second-brood Adonis Blue butterflies.
Join Robert Edmondson from the Surrey Branch on Box Hill, where we hope to see blue butterflies including the Adonis Blue and Chalk Hill Blue, also Silver-spotted Skippers.
Join the East Midlands Branch on this field trip where we hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and Brown Argus butterflies, as well as notable plants, including Chiltern Gentian.
Join the Devon Branch on a walk through Kerswell Downs, managed for the last two years by Kingskerswell Natural History Society. Several areas of unimproved limestone grassland and woodland glades have been opened up to improve the floral and lepidopteral interest. Brown Argus should be on the wing and the area also now supports Marbled White and White Admiral.
Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.
The Herts and Middlesex Branch will be joining the Surrey Branch on a morning walk to look for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly.
Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Adonis Blue butterfly.
Join us for a ragwort-pulling session on our own reserve. We start at 10am and work for up to three hours.
Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.