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.

Field Trip: Landford Bog

Saturday 13th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Landford Bog

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue and is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire

Warwickshire

Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th June 2015, 8.30pm-1.00am
DOLLMAN FARM ORCHARD, RUGBY

Moth trapping night within a large apple orchard with potential for Pinion-spotted Pug.

Field Trip: Somerford Common & Webb’s Wood

Sunday 14th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Somerford Common & Webb’s Wood

It has been a while since we have visited Somerford Common as a field trip. The clay soil in this area can be muddy at the best of times so sturdy boots or wellies are recommended if there has been recent rain.

Poplar Hawk-moth

East Scotland - Borders - Moths with the Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group

Sunday 14th June 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hunting Hall Farm Nr Lowick, N Northumberland

An opportunity for youngsters to discover moths in last night's light-trap and to learn about their fascinating lives, followed by butterfly-themed activities in the resource centre at the farm. Tea and cakes too! A Borders Nature Festival event.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 14th June 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Holtspur Valley Reserves, Bucks

Join us on a visit to our flagship reserve.

Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 14th June 2015: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

Wood White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 16th June 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire

A joint meeting with the Beds and Northants branch to see the Wood White

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 16th June 2015: 11.00am
Salcey Forest.

Joint meeting with the Desborough Wildlife Group at Salcey Forest looking for Wood Whites and general wildlife. Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 11 a.m.Leader Doug Goddard

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm
RHS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburh

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Heysham Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th June 2015: 9.30am
Meet At Heysham Nature Reserve Car Park

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

Bog Squad Workparty, Logierait Mire

Saturday 20th June 2015
Pitlochry

Logierait Mire is an important site in the hills for damselflies. We will be working to block up a ditch which will hopefully lead to more water being retained on-site and consequently help maintain the habitat. This is our first joint workparty with the British Dragonfly Society.

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 20th June 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak champion to see his butterfly.

Silver-studded Blue

Searching For Silver In The Sand Dunes

Saturday 20th June 2015: 2.00pm
St Gothian Sands And Godrevy Area, Near Gwithian

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this beautiful butterfly walk amongst the sand dunes, including an exploration of a new Silver-studded Blue butterfly site near Godrevy.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Barnstone

Saturday 20th June 2015: 10.30am
Barnstone to Grantham Canal (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for early summer butterflies and dragonflies.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.00am-0.00pm
Bingham Linear Park (Nottinghamshire)

East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species summer butterflies, and a possibility of Marbled White.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 21st June 2015: 10.30am
Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Glapthorn Cow Pastures Searching for Black Hairstreaks. Park in the lane opposite the wood entrance. Grid Ref. TL006903. 10.30am Leader Doug Goddard.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Butterfly Walk On Dartmoor

Sunday 21st June 2015: 1.30pm
Aish Tor nr. Poundsgate

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a walk to Aish Tor - a great site to see the High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.30am-5.00pm
The Bell, Whiteadder Reservoir

A trip to this interesting area, where we hope to see the rare Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. In the afternoon e will go onto another local site for these and hope to see them here, if we missed them in the morning at the Bell. If you want to stay for the afternoon, then please bring packed lunch.

Field Trip: Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

This is a weekday trip to try and see a couple of our rarer British Butterflies. We will start out at Haddon Hill and then move to Collard Hill in the afternoon.