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.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Cheshire And Peak: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-11.00am
Leftwich, Northwich

The target species on this field trip is White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. The visit will last about one hour and will involve easy walking of no more than half a mile, although some may wish to explore further afield where many common species may be found.

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

A chance to see Silver-studded Blue in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Aish Tor Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 1.30pm
between Poundsgate and Holne, west of Ashburton

Join the Devon Branch at this site which is excellent for High Brown Fritillary butterflies. This is a good opportunity to compare and contrast with Dark Green Fritillary, which is also on the wing.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Bramshott Common, north-east of Liphook

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at Bramshott Common, where we are aiming to see early Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland invertebrates.

Holly Blue

Herts & Middlesex: Butterflies & Moths - London’s Lepidoptera

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-12pm
Woodberry Wetlands, Lordship Road, North London

Paul Busby of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch of BC will be talking about butterflies and moths and then taking you off to see some as part of a tour of this new urban wetland reserve.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Duke of Burgundy Larvae Hunt

Sunday 26th June 2016: 10.30am
Butser Hill, south-west of Petersfield

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join us on this guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat where you can see the Dark Green Fritilary butterfly and later we will look for species like the White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Meadow Brown

Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 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.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

High Brown Fritillary

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

This is one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in 2016.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.