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

Guided Walk At Fallin

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11am-0.30pm
Fallin Bing

A guided walk around Fallin Bing to have a closer look at the butterflies flying there.

Marbled White

Gloucestershire: Bill Smyllie and The Mast Reserves

Sunday 10th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Prestbury, east of Cheltenham

The Bill Smyllie and Masts reserves are owned by Butterfly Conservation and are connected to form what is sometimes called the Prestbury Hill reserve. Together they have a wide range of butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, together with a good selection of wild flowers. On this walk we particularly hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White butterflies.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see the Purple Emperor and other summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Woodland and Heathland Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm
Hertford Heath and Balls Wood

We hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer butterflies on this woodland and heathland walk, which has been organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (a donation of £3 has been requested).

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Purple Emperor Watching

Sunday 10th July 2016: 0.00pm
Hampstead Heath, London

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch with the City of London Corporation watching Purple Emperor butterflies. Bring binoculars; it is essential to have good neck muscles and be able to look directly up above your head.

White Admiral

Devon And Dorset: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 10th July 2016: 1.30pm
Near Broadclyst, North-east Of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches at this extensive forest area. This will be the most likely event of the year to see the magnificent White Admiral butterfly in Devon, with a good chance of photographing Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cornwall: Luxulyan Valley Walk and Picnic

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
north-east of St Austell

Join the Cornwall Branch of BC, the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Friends of Fowey Estuary for a joint walk in the valley and picnic in the paddocks.

Ringlet

Somerset and Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016: 11.00am
Bannerdown, Batheaston, north-east of Bath

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this visit this site in the north of Somerset, almost at the county’s border with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to see a local butterfly haunt with many species of butterflies.

Large Heath

East Scotland: Auchencorth Moss Field Trip

Sunday 10th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Penicuik, Lothians

Join the East Scotland Branch for a walk over this moss to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) part of it, to try and confirm the presence of the Large Heath butterfly.

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 12th July 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. There is a good chance we may see Purple Emperor butterflies.

Peacock

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Wednesday 13th July 2016, 10am-3pm
Duthie Park, Aberdeen

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 Duthie Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

White Admiral

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 11.00am
Lords Wood, Near Pensford

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a trip to a private woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies.

Common Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 13th 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.

Purple Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Woodland Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm
Norton Green and the Knebworth Woods, Stevenage

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a woodland walk where we hope to see mainly woodland, but also grassland butterflies, such as Marbled White or Skippers. Bring binoculars.

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 14th July 2016: 10.30am
Bradenham, Bucks

A walk to look for the Dark Green Fritillary and other downland summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Black Dog Woods Guided Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016: 11.00am
between Westbury and Frome

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a short trip for an opportunity to explore this wood on the border with Somerset. We hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries and other woodland butterflies.

White Admiral

West Midlands: Butterfly Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016: 11am
Highgate Common, north-west of Stourbridge, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk on this Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Reserve, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Purple Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Purple Hairstreak Watch

Thursday 14th July 2016: 6.15pm
Clanger Wood, betweeen Westbury and Trowbridge

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a leisurely level walk along the main ride looking for Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies still active in the evening.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Undermillbeck Common

Friday 15th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
south of Bowness on Windermere

Join the Cumbria Branch for a walk on this acidic bracken-dominated grassland, which holds a good and fairly stable population of Dark Green and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Guided Walk At Falkirk Wheel

Friday 15th July 2016, 11am-0pm
Falkirk Wheel

A guided walk along the meadows and canal paths at Falkirk Wheel to have a closer look at the butterflies flying there.

Essex Skipper

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Friday 15th July 2016: 11.00am
Carymoor, south-west of Castle Cary

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where Small Skipper and Essex Skipper butterflies should be plentiful. Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies should also be on the wing in good numbers.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Great Ridge Wood

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.00am
between Dinton and Wylye, west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch revisiting this locality which proved to be good for Silver-washed Fritillaries, Purple Hairstreaks and other woodland butterflies in 2014. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

A walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Aldbury Nowers, near Tring

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (donation of £3 requested) for a chance of seeing Dark Green Fritillary butterflies.

White Admiral

Gloucestershire: Lower Woods

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
east of Wickwar (north of Yate)

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, as well as other species.

Silver-washed Fritillary

West Midlands: Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Doward, north-east of Monmouth, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk in the Doward, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Big Butterfly Count Logo

West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Phepson Farm, near Droitwich, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Phepson Farm. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.