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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.


Suffolk: The Moths And Butterflies Of Piper's Vale

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Ipswich to examine the moths caught in last night's moth trap before they are released. We shall then go on a butterfly walk...

Purple Emperor

East Midlands: Field Trip Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm
Fermyn Woods

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.

Purple Emperor

Lincolnshire: Field Trip To Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire's Fermyn Woods are ancient woodlands containing predominantly oak and ash, along with some conifer plantations, and are also one of the very best sites for the beautiful Purple Emperor butterfly. Do join us to see this amazing butterfly

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2017, 9.00pm-1.00pm

Join the Devon Branch for a moth trapping and butterfly walk with leaders Barry Henwood, Jenny Evans & Steve Threlkeld.

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Lancashire: Open day and AGM

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.45am-4.00pm
Leighton Moss, Lancashire

We are delighted to invite you to Lancashire Branch's Annual Open day and AGM, at the superb RSPB Leighton Moss reserve.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am
Langdon Hills, Langdon, South Of Basildon

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch and Basildon Natural History Society on a "Butterfly Safari" in Northlands Woods, south of Basildon. Led by Dr Rod Cole, the walk will take in meadow and premium woodland butterfly species, such as Marbled White, White-letter...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Heddon Valley, North Devon

Explore this rich butterfly habitat, which is one of the best High Brown Fritillary sites in north Devon...

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Holmwood Common, South Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Holmwood Common, then Inholms Clay Pit; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

Purple Emperor

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Field Trip To Salcey Forest

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Salcey Forest,east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell

Join us on this field trip to find the Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White and three possible Hairstreak species...

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Borders Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Borders Wood, Owthorpe, south-east of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch for a circular walk (approximately 2 miles) using public footpaths and bridleways through Borders Wood, near Owthorpe. We are hoping to see woodland species of butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly Purple Emperor...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 9th July 2017: 2.00pm
University of Reading

A walk in the University of Reading grounds. Target species White-letter hairstreak and other summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Bricket Wood, Herts

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a walk in Bricket Wood, where we hope to see White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. After 12.30pm, we will be looking to repeat the sightings of Purple Emperor made in previous years...

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Havant Thicket And Southleigh Forest, north of Havant

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk neat Havant where we hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017: 11am
Danks Down, near Ford and Colerne Park Wood

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a walk that includes a steep south-west facing section of limestone down. This is a quiet mid-summer period for many species, but our objective will be to find White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. In the afternoon, we will explore Colerne Park Wood where White-letters breed...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Salcey Forest, Northants

Join us on a joint field meeting with the Northants branch, looking for woodland butterflies.

Meadow Browns

Gloucestershire: Stroud Festival of Nature

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11am-5pm
Stratford Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF

A wide range of conservation groups and other wildlife-related people such as artists and the canal trust come together to celebrate wildlife in the Stroud area. There is something for everyone and we would especially like to encourage young people and families to come along....

White Admiral

Dorset And Wiltshire Branches: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmore Estate, Between Sixpenny Handley And Tollard Royal

This guided walk through ancient woodland is a joint event between the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches. A chance to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Dark Green Fritillary

East Scotland: Lugate Water, Borders

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Lugate Water, Borders

A walk up the beautiful Lugate Water to see Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary.

White Admiral

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017: 2pm
Grafton Wood reserve, Grafton Flyford, east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a guided walk at our Grafton Wood reserve (east of Worcester), where we hope to see White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies....

Meadow Browns

Highlands And Islands: River Averon Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Ballavoulen, north-west of Alness

This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.

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Kent: Dene Park Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
North Of Tonbridge

Come along to hopefully see the Purple Emperor butterfly

High brown fritillary

Cumbria: The Butterflies of Hampsfell / Hampsfield Allotment

Monday 10th July 2017, 11am-2.30pm
Bishop's/ Hampsfell Allotments, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch and Grange Natural History Society on a trip to various sites including Bishop's / Hampsfell Allotments. There will be a visit to a newt pond and recently-seeded wild flower meadows, where we hope to see High Brown and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 11th July 2017: 11am
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: Purple Emperor

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Work Party Southrey Woods

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Southrey Woods, near Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies including the White Admiral.

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 12th July 2017: 9am
Landseer Park, south Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see grassland, woodland and heath butterflies in the south Ipswich area (this event has been re-scheduled from Wednesday 21 June)...

White Admiral

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Lords Wood, near Pensford, south-west of Keynsham

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch to look for White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies at this private woodland near Pensford. It is managed by the Forestry Commission (FC) with rides, ponds, etc., kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners...

Common Blue

Cumbria: The Butterflies Of Barkbooth Lot (Cumbria WT Reserve)

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
north-west of Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve

Join the Cumbria Branch and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) on their Barkbooth Lot reserve, where we hope to see High Brown Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Common Blue, Meadow Brown and other summer butterflies...