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.

 

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.

Scotch Argus

Cumbria: Butterflies and Wildlife Management of Smardale Gill

Tuesday 15th August 2017, 10am-3pm
Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, near Kirkby Stephen

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) at their nature reserve near Kirkby Stephen, where we hope to see Scotch Argus butterflies plus, hopefully, another dozen common species...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Thursday 17th August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch to see butterflies on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Grayling

Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 18th August 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Saturday 19th August 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth, DT3

Join us on this visit to some newly created chalk downland habitat, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th August 2017: 10.30am
SWT Trimley Marshes, south-east of Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on a long walk exploring SWT Trimley Marshes, local lanes and footpaths...

Scotch Argus

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Scotch Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th August 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Castle Douglas, Mossdale

Join the Dumfries & Galloway sub-group of the Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch on a walk where we hope to see Scotch Argus butterflies & much else.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017: 11.00am
Fontmell Down Nr. Shaftesbury Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on a butterfly walk with the hope of seeing the rare Silver-spotted Skipper as well as …

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Fontmell Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Fontmell Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

Join the Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Butterfly Walk on Ballard Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-1.30pm
Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust on a visit to enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down, including the second brood of Adonis Blue...

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks

Join us at Lardon Chase to look for second-generation Adonis Blues and other late summer butterflies.

Peacock Butterfly

Cumbria: Late Summer Butterflies Of Kendal

Sunday 20th August 2017, 10am-1pm
Kendal Golf Course

Join the Cumbria Branch for a walk where we hope to see Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Painted Lady, Red Admiral and other late summer butterflies...

Small Heath

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Gwennap Head and Porthgwarra, near Land's End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location west of Porthcurno which boasts an abundance of butterflies, including Graylings, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows, Small Heaths and many more. You might also spot a Chough...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Kent: Lydden Down

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Lydden Down, Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve

Join the Kent Branch at this Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, where we hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper and other downland species of butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak

Cheshire & Peak: Grafton Wood Butterfly Walk

Thursday 24th August 2017, 11am-2pm
Grafton Flyford, Near The A422, Worcestershire

Join the Cheshire and Peak District Branch at Grafton Wood in Worcestershire to try and find Brown Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies...

Wall

Dorset: Guided Walk At Osmington

Friday 25th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Osmington, east Of Weymouth

Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall...

Brown Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 26th August 2017: 10.30am
Noar Hill, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Banch fon a walk at this Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIOWWT) site near Alton, where we are aiming to see Brown Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies...

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West Midlands: Moth And Bat Evening

Saturday 26th August 2017: 8.15pm till late
Cecilly Brook & Hales Pool Local Nature Reserves (LNR)

Join the West Midlands Branch at Cecilly Brook & Hales Pool Local Nature Reserves near Cheadle for a moth and bat evening...

Brown Hairstreak

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Sunday 27th August 2017: 11am
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 Brown Hairstreak butterflies. This is a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Grafton Wood becoming a Butterfly Conservation and Worcs Wildlife Trust (WWT) reserve...

Brown Hairstreak

Kent: Field Trip to West Sussex

Sunday 27th August 2017: 11am
Steyning, West Sussex

Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.

Brown Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Monday 28th August 2017: 11am
Webbs Wood & Echo Lodge, north-west of Royal Wootton Bassett

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Webbs Wood & Echo Lodge near Brinkworth to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak butterfly...

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 30th August 2017, 2pm-4pm
Pinfarthings, north-east of Nailsworth

Join the Gloucestershire Branch looking for Adonis Blue butterflies near Nailsworth...

Moths

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 1st September 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it. Clyde Bat Group are also attending, to take you on a bat walk & tell you all about bats.

Common Blue

Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd September 2017: 10.30am
Magilligan, north of Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on the Magilligan peninsula, where we hope to see Common Blue, Small Copper, Vanessids and perhaps one or more migrant butterflies...

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 2017: 10am
Brading Down Local Nature Reserve, Sandown, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk west of Brading where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue, Adonis Blue and Small Heath butterflies...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Wingate Quarry, Trimdon Colliery, between Durham and Hartlepool

Join the North East Branch for a guided walk at Wingate Quarry to see late summer butterflies including, possibly, Brown Argus...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 2017: 10.30am
Old Winchester Hill Nature Reserve, west of Petersfield

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England nature reserve near Petersfield, where we are aiming to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Clouded Yellow butterflies...