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.

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Old Winchester Hill, Warnford, west of Petersfield

Join Brian Fletcher from the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at this chalk downland National Nature Reserve (NNR) to see spring flowers, butterflies such as skippers and blues and other wildlife.

Orange Tip

Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Farm Reserve Walk

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
The Blackdown Hills, between Taunton and Chard

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their reserve, where we hope to see Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood, plus possibly Holly Blue and Common Blues butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Wiltshire: Chickengrove Bottom and Knowle Hill

Thursday 26th May 2016: 10.30am
south of Broad Chalke

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a recording exercise on these two sites on the south-west Wiltshire chalk, where we we hope to find a good range of Spring butterfly species. Chickengrove Bottom is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI ) bordering Vernditch Chase.

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Cornwall: Poldice Field Trip

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
near St Day, Redruth

A walk through disused mining sites in the Poldice Valley area to search for a small, well-camouflaged butterfly that loves bare ground: the Dingy Skipper. This butterfly is a conservation priority species that is becoming increasingly rare in Cornwall.

Green Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Friday 27th May 2016: 10.30am
Compton, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk at this National Trust site to see Glanville Fritillary, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue butterflies.

Marsh Frit

Northern Ireland: Murlough Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Murlough Nature Reserve, County Down

Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.

D Skipper

Dingy Skipper Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Littlemill Bing, near Rankinston, KA6

A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).

Marsh Frit

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Oakridge Lynch, east of Chalford Hill

Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland.

Brown Argus

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Sidbury Hill

Saturday 28th May 2016: 11.00am
north of Tidworth

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this chalk grassland site, which has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife. We hope to see Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

Green Hair

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 29th May 2016
Pitstone Hill and Aldbury Nowers, between Tring and Ivinghoe

Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.. We will be looking for spring butterflies including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Predannack Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
near Mullion, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard. We’ll be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Wood, between Salisbury and Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable moth, as well as other invertebrates and bird life.

RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.00am
RYTON WOOD MEADOWS nr Coventry

Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

This is a joint event with the Lancashire and Cumbria Branches. We will be looking out for spring species, in particular Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Station Meadow, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Pearl BF

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woods and Howe Ridding

Wednesday 1st June 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk to see spring species of butterflies, including Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Small Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight:

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Old Burghclere Lime Quarry, Old Burghclere, south of Newbury

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this trip where we hope to Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies and the Wood Tiger moth.

Green Hair

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm
near St Agnes, north of Redruth

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Butterflies At Langaford

Saturday 4th June 2016, 11am-1pm
Langaford Farm, North Bovey

Join Jenny Plackett from Butterfly Conservation on a butterfly hunt, where we hope to have good views of the rare Marsh Fritillary.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 10.30am
Coulters Dean, Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this small reserve within the confines of Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the possibility of seeing a Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We are also aiming to see Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies.

Small Blue

Surrey: Howell Hill

Saturday 4th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Sutton, Surrey

Join the Surrey Branch for a morning butterfly walk with Peter Wakeham, where we hope to see the Small Blue butterfly.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch for a butterfly walk to see early summer butterflies including, hopefully, Small Blue.

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.