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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Somerset And Bristol: Folly Farm Walk

Friday 24th July 2015
east of Chew Valley Lake

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk with wonderful views over Chew Valley to see woodland and grassland butterflies.

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A WILD NIGHT AT KINCORTH!

Friday 24th July 2015, 8.30pm-12.00am
Kincorth Local Nature Reserve, Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Yew Hill Reserve

Saturday 25th July 2015: 2.00pm
south-west of Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to their Yew Hill Reserve, a chalk hill-top with stunning views and a popular walking spot.

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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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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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Dorset: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

High brown fritillary

Lancashire - MEMBERS DAY / AGM And Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Gaitbarrows NNR, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch at their main event of the year!! The Members Day and AGM also includes a guided walk around Gaitbarrows NNR looking for butterflies like the High Brown Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary and Greyling.

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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.

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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.

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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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Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest (Sandridge, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch on a leisurely, circular walk to see a vivid display of summer butterflies.

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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!

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Therfield Heath (near Royston, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch for a morning walk to see summer and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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North East: Family Fun Day & Big Butterfly Count At Gibside

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Please join the North East Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the National Trust for this Summer Holiday Family Fun day at Gibside in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. It will be a day of butterfly-themed activities, arts & crafts and guided walks!

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Gloucestershire: Crickley Hill Country Park

Saturday 1st August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birdlip

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this moth and butterfly event, where you can also get the chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

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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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.

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.