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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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 6th September 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch cutting blackthorn on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th September 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...

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Seed-collecting Workshop: Water Of Leith

Thursday 7th September 2017, 10am-3pm
Water Of Leith Visitor Centre

Come along to this free workshop to learn how to collect, store and sow the seeds of wildflowers needed by butterflies.

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West Midlands: Course - An Introduction to Leaf Mining Moths

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September 2017
Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury

The Field Studies Council course is aimed at total beginners wishing to study leaf-mining moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge of the group, but whatever your skill level it will be designed to stretch you...

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Northern Ireland: European Heritage Open Day at Ulster Wildlife’s Stradkilly Nature Reserve

Saturday 9th September 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Stradkilly Nature Reserve, Carnlough, Antrim

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at Ulster Wildlife’s Stradkilly Nature Reserve for European Heritage Open Day. To celebrate nature and heritage for EHOD, we’re heading to Stradkilly to look at beneficial woodland management. We’ll help with some practical work but also get to hear about ...

Small Blue

Sussex: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 9th September 2017, 10am-2pm
A259 Buckle by-pass, Seaford (between Brighton & Eastbourne)

All are welcome to join the Sussex Branch clearing Wall Cotoneaster to benefit the Small Blue, for as long or as short a time as you wish...

Red Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Romsey Show

Saturday 9th September 2017, 8am-6pm
Broadlands, Romsey, SO51 9LQ

Learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this traditional county show on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey. There will be photographic displays, literature, badge making for children...

Small Blue

Sussex: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 10th September 2017, 10am-2pm
A259 Buckle by-pass, Seaford (between Brighton & Eastbourne)

All are welcome to join the Sussex Branch clearing Wall Cotoneaster to benefit the Small Blue, for as long or as short a time as you wish...

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Weeding Day

Monday 11th September 2017, 2.15pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this weeding session at Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden to prepare the garden for the next open day on 17 September. Extra hands are always welcome....

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Southrey Woods Work Party

Wednesday 13th September 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.

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 13th September 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

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Highlands And Islands: Moth Magic

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

A look through moth traps run the night before at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie). Please note: there is a charge for this event. Adults £5, RSPB members £3.

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 14th September 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold

Join the Surrey Branch for a work party at our Oaken Wood reserve...

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Mossy Moth Night!

Friday 15th September 2017, 7.30pm-11.00pm
Fallin, Stirling

Come along and discover the marvelous moths that can be found at our Wester Moss nature reserve.

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Upper Thames: Course - Introduction To Autumn Moths

Saturday 16th September 2017
Amersham Field Centre, Bucks

This one-day Field Studies Council course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge...

Polmaily Scrub Clearance Team

Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling un-cleared areas.

Les

Mossy Moth Morning!

Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.00am-11.45am
Fallin, Stirling

Come along and discover the marvelous moths that can be found at our Wester Moss nature reserve.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 16th September 2017: 7.15pm
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...

Moth Trapping

Devon: Exmoor Family Camp Out

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017, 4.00pm-11.00am
Heddon's Mouth, EX31 4PY

Come and join Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends for an evening of camping and activities in the wilds of Exmoor.

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 17th September 2017, 11.30am-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Prinknash Abbey's Butterfly Nectar Garden, part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham. Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies, plants and Butterfly Conservation in general. If possible, we will have a display of live moths...

Comma Butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Lymington Reserves Open Day

Sunday 17th September 2017
Normandy Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AE

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Lymington Reserves Open Day. There will be craft activities for children and photographic displays at this long-standing and popular event for families...

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Marsh Fritillary Web Count

Tuesday 19th September 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project in their annual search for Marsh Fritillary caterpillars on Bodmin Moor.

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 20th September 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 24th September 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Small Copper

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017, 2pm-3.30pm
Nomansland Common, south of Wheathampsted

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk just south of Wheathampstead to hopefully see Small Copper and other late summer butterflies, with the possibility of Clouded Yellows...

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Surrey: Talk

Monday 25th September 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Wesley Hall, Horsham, West Sussex

Come along to a talk "Butterflies – the fun side" by Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch, at Wesley Hall, Horsham...

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 27th September 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...