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.

Orange Tip

Field Trip To Mid-Lincs Coast & Coastal Country Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mid-Lincs Coast & Lincs Coastal Country Park

Do join us for our first Field Trip of the year to see various Spring butterflies. In the morning we hope to walk the Coastal Path north to Moggs Eye. In the afternoon we intend to go south to Wolla Bank.

Green Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Aldbury Nowers, North Of Tring

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk near Tring organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (a donation of £3 will be requested, booking essential). We hope to see spring butterflies, including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak...

Pearl BF

Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 11am-1pm
Oakley / Overley Wood, Daglingworth near Cirencester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this walk north-west of Cirencester where we hope to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly...

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

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.

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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...

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Dorset: Butterfly Survey of Hod Hill

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 1.30pm-4pm
Hod Hill, Hanford, Blandford Forum

Survey of ancient earthworks: the Dorset Branch, in conjunction with the National Trust, is looking for volunteers to help carry out a thorough survey of the top of Hod Hill near Blandford Forum to assess the population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly there. Identification training will be given...

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Dorset: Meadow Wildlife Survey

Friday 19th May 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Charminster Community Meadow, Near Dorchester

Join the Dorset Branch on this survey of butterflies, flora and other wildlife on a small field on the edge of the Cerne River on the northern side of Charminster (near Dorchester). This field has been purchased for the local community and is being managed to enhance the wildlife habitats...

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Cornwall St Breward Butterfly Search Day

Friday 19th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Tuckingmill, St Breward, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Pearl BF

West Midlands: Guided Walk And Survey

Friday 19th May 2017: 11am
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch on a guided walk and butterfly survey near Hereford. The target species are Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Wood White butterflies...

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Warwickshire: Beginners' Moth Night

Friday 19th May 2017: 8.30pm till late
Ryton Pools Country Park, south-east of Coventry

Join Ben Coleman from the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire County Council's Ryton Pools Country Park for an introduction to moths and moth trapping/recording. This special Moth Night is for new members and beginners...

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 the Upper Thames Branch on a field trip looking for spring butterflies including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak. (NB this is advertised for Sunday 20th May in the journal, which is not correct).

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Saturday 20th May 2017: 11am
Holme Fen, Cambridgeshire

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a butterfly walk in search of spring butterflies and, maybe even Grizzled Skippers...

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...

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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...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 20th May 2017: 10.30am
Old Winchester Hill, North-west Of Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on this Natural England site west of Petersfield, where we shall be looking for spring butterflies and chalk downland flora and fauna...

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...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Bovingdon Brickworks Wildlife Site

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Box Moor Trust for a morning walk to see spring butterflies including Dingy Skipper and day flying moths. This is also a good site for solitary bees and wasps, as well as having a significant array of wildflowers...

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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!

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...

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017: 10.30am
Tiger Hill, Bures St Mary (am) and Arger Fen (pm), north-west of Colchester

Join the Suffolk Branch for a walk to see butterflies and bluebells in Bures St Mary...

Green Hair

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11am
Dolebury Warren, near Churchill and Shipham, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve in the Mendips, which has an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies...

Adonis Blue

Sussex: Malling Down Magnificent Seven

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Malling Down, Lewes

Join the Sussex Branch on walk where we hope to see the Magnificent Seven (Adonis Blue, Wall, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper and Small Heath butterflies) but with luck and some enthusiasm we may see a few more!