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.

Green Hair

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Mid-Lincolnshire Coast

Join us on our first Field Trip of the year to Chapel St. Leonards to see Spring butterflies including, we hope, Holly Blue, Green Hairstreak, and Wall Brown.

Brimstone

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
De Lank Quarry, near St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on a beautiful walk down to the De Lank river, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers.

Holly Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Worley Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
south of Street in the Poldens

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this private reserve managed by the J&F Clark Trust and Millfield School. We hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016: 10.30am
Standing Hat to Perrywood Ivy Inclosure, New Forest

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Forestry Commission site, where we are aiming to see one of the largest colonies of Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in the New Forest, as well as Cuckoo and woodland flora and fauna.

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset and Devon: Giant Hill Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am
Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk over chalk downland to search for colonies of Duke of Burgundy butterflies. We shall also look for other species of butterflies, possibly including some Blues, Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Marsh Fritillary.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 10.30am-0.30pm
Waterford Heath, Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk to see Grizzled Skipper butterflies with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. This event is organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

Small Heath

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Monday 16th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Bonnybridge, Near Falkirk

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 training workshop at Bonnybridge to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Silver-studded Blue

West Midlands: Prees Heath Common Reserve Work Party

Wednesday 18th May 2016: 10.30am
two miles south of Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party at our Prees Heath Common Reserve. We shall be clearing birch seedlings and ragwort and hunting for Silver-studded Blue caterpillars.

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Cornwall: Wildflowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Wednesday 18th May 2016: 10.00am
near Cubert, north of Perranporth

This is a joint MOD Conservation Group / Cornwall Butterfly Conservation walk. In addition to seeing a variety of spring wild flowers, we should find, amongst other butterflies, the Grizzled Skipper, which is now only located on this site in Cornwall.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Thursday 19th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Culross, Fife

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 training workshop at Culross to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Devon: Moth Trapping in Andrews Wood

Friday 20th May 2016: 9.00pm
near Loddiswell, north of Kingsbridge

Join the Devon Branch on a moth trapping evening in this Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, a mixed woodland site.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 20th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Robroyston Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this free training workshop at Robroyston Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch to see spring butterflies, especially Small Blue, Dingy Skipper, also day-flying moths such as Burnet Companion.

Green Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Aldbury Nowers, just north of Tring Station

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. We are hoping to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies, as well as other spring species.

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 21st May 2016: 10.30am
Kitts Grave and Martin Down NNR, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural Nature Reserve (managed by Natural England), which is a large tract of open chalk grassland with many species of wildflowers, butterflies and moths. We are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue, Small Blue and Brown Argus butterflies, as well as other rare invertebrates.

Branch AGM And Member's Day

Saturday 21st May 2016
Forest Centre at Marston Moretaine

The Branch AGM at the Forest Centre at Marston Moretaine

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West Midlands: Haugh Wood Butterfly Walk

Saturday 21st May 2016: 2.00pm
Haugh Wood, Near Woolhope, Herefordshire

An opportunity to have a guided tour of one of our best butterfly sites, looking for Wood White & Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Glen Orrin Field Trip

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glen Orrin Near Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a second season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!

Denbies Hillside

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
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Robert Edmondson

D Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 22nd May 2016: 11.00am
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Search for Dingy and Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and other Spring butterflies

Green Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Dolebury Warren Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
between Churchill and Shipham in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve including 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.