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.

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Sussex Branch: Bevendean Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 11.00am
Bevendean, Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch on this walk to see Chalk Hill blue, Marbled White and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Sussex Branch: Friston Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Frsiton Gallops, near Jevington, Wealden

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Hill blue, Small and Common blue butterflies, as well as the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. We are also hoping to do a Big Butterfly Count!

Burnet

Highlands And Islands - BUTTERFLIES IN GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Grantown-on-Spey

There is an interesting meadow just across the Old Spey Bridge with a variety of wild flowers along the edge of it beside the Spey. We can also walk back along the minor road where there are a couple of areas which are home to the Northern Brown Argus.

Wood White

Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

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Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day!

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester, Hampshire

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day near Winchester to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation's Magdalen Hill Down Reserve!

Dorset: Wild Sunday

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Avon Heath Country Park

Moth trap opening and butterfly walk

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 1.00pm
Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for their first field trip to Cardinham Woods, a popular site managed by the Forestry Commission.

Field Trip: Danks Down (near Ford)

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Danks Down (near Ford)

This walk 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 a White-letter Hairstreak.

Field Trip: Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Stonedown Wood

South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition): This is a joint trip with the Dorset branch.

Field Trip: Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
Stonedown Wood

South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition): This is a joint trip with the Dorset branch

Grayling

Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Small Blue

Devon: Butterfly Hunting On Braunton Burrows

Saturday 25th July 2015: 11.00am
Braunton, North Devon

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a beautiful butterfly walk, where it is possible to see the Small Blue and Brown Argus.

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Lincolnshire Open Day & AGM

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-4.30pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Do join us for our popular Open Day, which includes a guided Butterfly Walk in the morning and our AGM after a picnic lunch in the afternoon. This free event is highly suitable for families.

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East Scotland - Perthshire - Butterfly ID Day

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
RSPB Loch Leven (Vane Farm)

A Butterfly Identification day to get you set up for spotting and recording. And it's in the middle of the summer's Big Butterfly Count too!

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Sussex Branch: Swanborough Hill Moths & Butterflies

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Swanborough Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom joint field trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

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Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies (e.g. Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus) and anything else of interest, such as Golden-ringed Dragonflies. Then, late afternoon or early evening we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies as they habitually gather in the tops of oak trees.

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Field Trip: Clearbury Down

Saturday 8th August 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Clearbury Down

This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.