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.

Wood White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 16th June 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire

A joint meeting with the Beds and Northants branch to see the Wood White

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 16th June 2015: 11.00am
Salcey Forest.

Joint meeting with the Desborough Wildlife Group at Salcey Forest looking for Wood Whites and general wildlife. Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 11 a.m.Leader Doug Goddard

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Barnstone

Saturday 20th June 2015: 10.30am
Barnstone to Grantham Canal (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for early summer butterflies and dragonflies.

Silver-studded Blue

Searching For Silver In The Sand Dunes

Saturday 20th June 2015: 2.00pm
St Gothian Sands And Godrevy Area, Near Gwithian

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this beautiful butterfly walk amongst the sand dunes, including an exploration of a new Silver-studded Blue butterfly site near Godrevy.

Heysham Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th June 2015: 9.30am
Meet At Heysham Nature Reserve Car Park

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 20th June 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak champion to see his butterfly.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 21st June 2015: 10.30am
Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Glapthorn Cow Pastures Searching for Black Hairstreaks. Park in the lane opposite the wood entrance. Grid Ref. TL006903. 10.30am Leader Doug Goddard.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.30am-5.00pm
The Bell, Whiteadder Reservoir

A trip to this interesting area, where we hope to see the rare Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. In the afternoon e will go onto another local site for these and hope to see them here, if we missed them in the morning at the Bell. If you want to stay for the afternoon, then please bring packed lunch.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.00am-0.00pm
Bingham Linear Park (Nottinghamshire)

East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species summer butterflies, and a possibility of Marbled White.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Butterfly Walk On Dartmoor

Sunday 21st June 2015: 1.30pm
Aish Tor nr. Poundsgate

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a walk to Aish Tor - a great site to see the High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.

Field Trip: Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

This is a weekday trip to try and see a couple of our rarer British Butterflies. We will start out at Haddon Hill and then move to Collard Hill in the afternoon.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Small Dean Lane and Park Wood near Saunderton, Bucks

Help to monitor the progress of a Duke of Burgundy reintroduction

Silver-studded Blue

Devon: Discover The Silver-Studded Blue

Saturday 27th June 2015: 1.30pm
Bovey Heathfield, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this trip to Bovey Heathfield to find the Silver-studded Blue.

Peacock

Cornwall Branch Open Day

Saturday 27th June 2015: 2.00pm
Lethytep, near Looe

The Branch Chairman, Philip Hambly, invites you to his family farm at Lethytep - a wonderful wildlife area with ample butterfly walks and beautiful lakes. For a donation of £5, food will be provided, along with a tombola and raffle. Everyone is welcome!

Warwickshire

Saturday 27th June 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
SUNRISING NATURE RESERVE

Moth trapping night with David Brown.

Upper Thames Field Meetings

Sunday 28th June 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Horsenden Hill, Middlesex

Join us on a trip to look for the White-letter Hairstreak in a neighbouring county.

Large Blue

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 28th June 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Daneway Banks (GWT) Gloucestershire

An early start and probably a long day - but we hope to see the Large Blue, Dark Green Fritillary and many more! Come and join us in the search at Daneway Banks and, if time, at BC's newly acquired Rough Bank reserve!

North Wales

Saturday 20th June 2015, 2pm-4pm
Clocaenog Forest

Saturday 20 June, 2.00pm, Clocaenog Forest. Joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust. To see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony and hear about its long term research that Butterfly Conservation has been carrying out. Meet in Bod Petryal car park at SJ037510 before car-sharing into the forest. Leader Jan Miller and Clare Williams(BC). Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, first come first served!; please book with Ian Gorton iangorton180969@btinternet.com ,Tel; 07966 154608