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.

Common Blue

Muirshiel Butterfly Walk & Picnic

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
Muirshiel Centre, Calder Glen Road Near Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB

Branch Chairman Paul Mapplebeck will lead a walk from Muirshiel Visitor Centre looking for Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered fritillary etc. etc.

Child with butterfly

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 11.30am
Lower Westwood, Bradford-on-Avon

All welcome at this great FREE family day out, with guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale and more.

Purple Emperor

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Salcey Forest

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
East Of Hartwell, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch in Salcey Forest repeating our successful field trip of last year, when we saw Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White butterflies, as well as three species of Hairstreak .

Bookham Common

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT23 3JG, TQ130557

Tony Hoare

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 1.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Silver-washed Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
Salcey Forest, Bucks/Northants

A joint meeting with the Northants branch to look for woodland species

Cucknells Wood

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU5 0UD, TQ03314338

Francis Kelly

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Upton Towans Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 5th July 2016: 11.00am
between Hayle and Gwithian

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex, which is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

Common Blue

Cumbria: Hutton Roof and Park Wood Nature Reserves

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
between Clawthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a walk where we hope to see a wide range of mid-summer butterfly species, including High Brown Fritillary, Grayling, Common Blue and Northern Brown Argus. Enjoy this limestone pavement with stunning views and understand the management work undertaken to benefit the different species.

Warwickshire: Oversley Wood Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 11.00am
South-east Of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a (free) butterfly walk to hopefully see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral and Hairstreak butterflies.

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Ruislip Woods, Reservoir Road, Ruislip

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch and Ruislip and District Natural History Society on a walk where we hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor butterflies.

Field Trip Event Logo

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Guided Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
St Catherine’s Point, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see high-summer butterflies including, hopefully, White-letter Hairstreaks.

Ringlet

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Field Trip Event Logo

Yorkshire: Marbled White Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016: 2.00pm
Shipley

In August 2012 a solitary Marbled White butterfly was photographed in a field adjoining Shipley station. More have been seen since. This walk is part of a follow-up to the previous sightings, to try and monitor the status of this colony.

High brown fritillary

Lancashire: Holme Park Quarry Butterflies

Thursday 7th July 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth, Cumbria

Join the Lancashire Branch at Holme Park Quarry to find High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies.

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Lunchtime Butterfly Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Mudchute Farm Local Nature Reserve, Isle Of Dogs, Middlesex

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a leisurely lunchtime walk (no more than an hour long) through the park to introduce people to the delights of urban butterflies.

Epsom Common

Thursday 7th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
KT18 7TR, TQ182611

Alison Gilry

Workshop Event Logo

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016
FSC Flatford Mill, between Colchester and Ipswich

A weekend course introducing the identification and natural history of moths and butterflies. This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording, run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Field Trip Event Logo

Yorkshire: Strensall Common And World's End

Friday 8th July 2016: 9.30am
Strensall Common And World's End

A decent ramble of 2–4 hours depending on the interests of those attending and the weather. We would hope to see a good range of summer butterflies, and dragonflies especially at World’s End.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria: Mountain Ringlets at Haweswater

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Hartsop, Penrith

For this year's second Mountain Ringlet walk, we're revisiting Kidsty Pike / High Raise to see one of Lakeland's most thriving colonies of this butterfly.

Marbled White

Cornwall: Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
near Rame Head, south of Kingsand

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here, with the help of pheromone lures.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 9th July 2016: 8.45pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

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.