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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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 18th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Bill Smyllie / Prestbury Hill Reserve, north-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party at our Bill Smyllie Reserve (north-east of Cheltenham). We will be laying a hedge on the reserve boundary by the road...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Bill Smyllie / Prestbury Hill Reserve, north-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party at our Bill Smyllie Reserve (north-east of Cheltenham). We will be laying a hedge on the reserve boundary by the road...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Didcot, Oxon

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs, south of Didcot. Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017: 10.30am
Cwmduhen, Carms

Join the South Wales Branch on a work party managing blackthorn for Brown Hairstreak butterflies. This is a joint event with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW)...

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Perryfields Quarry Reserve, Portland

Join the Dorset Branch on their annual visit to control scrub re-growth and open up new areas for butterflies on their Perryfields Quarry Reserve on Portland.

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Winter Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Twywell Hills And Dales, east of Kettering, Northants

Join the Beds & Northants Branch for scrub clearance along the Twywell Hills and Dales transect route to benefit a range of grassland species.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bury Ditches, Lydbury North, Shropshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party to manage habitat for the Wood White butterfly at Bury Ditches, Lydbury North, south-west of Shrewsbury...

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Bovey Heathfield Reserve, near Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch on a work party on this Teignbridge Council owned nature reserve near Bovey Tracey, which holds a small population of Silver-studded Blue butterflies...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give obetween 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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North East England: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 9.45am-3pm
Bishop Middleham Quarry, between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Bishop Middleham Quarry (between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 21st February 2017: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 22nd February 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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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 23rd February 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, NE Of Dorking

Box Hill: please see Work Parties, Surrey's dedicated page

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Gloucestershire: Indoor Meeting

Thursday 23rd February 2017: 8pm
Shurdington, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this indoor meeting in Shurdington (near Cheltenham). The main talk will be on Crickley Hill, presented by Julian Bendle, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Warden for Crickley Hill, Barrow Wake and Kilkenny Viewpoint...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Longwood Common / Nottingham Hill, east of Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and the Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project on a work party clearing scrub to improve habitat for Wall Brown and other butterflies east of Bishops Cleeve (near Cheltenham)...

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Scotland: Kingshill Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Kingshill Local Nature Reserve, Allanton

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Scotland to see a variety of butterflies and moths. Help us keep it what way!

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Meadows, Bucks

Search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Little Breach Reserve, Blackdown Hills, south-west of Wellington

Help the Devon Branch on their Little Breach reserve near Culmstock in the Blackdown Hills. Over the years, continued habitat management has helped it become more species-rich and now 24 butterfly species can be seen throughout the year, with grassland butterflies predominating...

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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, near Bardney, east of Lincoln

Do come and join us on one of our winter work parties to generally manage the woodland, rides and paths in Southrey Woods (Forestry Commission, near Bardney). Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be very welcome...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield; activities to be determined (this event may not run)...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county.

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 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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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party at Capes Head (near Grange-over-Sands)...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. (Task to be decided nearer the time)

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.