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.

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 12th August 2017: 8.30pm till late
Rowley Fields, Welcombe Hills, near Stratford -upon-Avon

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Rowley Fields for a Moth Night. This large expense of ancient grassland, hedgerows and copse supports a wide range of moth species so, weather permitting, our moths should be busy all night...

Brown Hairstreak

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017: 11am
RSPB Otmoor, north east of Oxford

Join the Warwickshire Branch at RSPB Otmoor, where we shall be searching for Brown Hairstreak butterflies, but keeping one eye on the sky and an ear open for Turtle Dove and other birds too...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woodlands and Howe Ridding Wood

Sunday 13th August 2017, 10am-2pm
Witherslack, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) for a guided walk at Witherslack, where we are aiming to see Silver-washed, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies, as well at Common Blues...

Common Blue

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017: 11am
Kynance Cove, west of Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard, as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species...

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 13th August 2017: 10.30am
Kimble Rifle Range, Monks Risborough, Bucks

Join us on a walk to look for Chalk Hill Blue, Silver-Spotted Skipper and day-flying moths.

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Box Hill; target: Blues, incl. Adonis & Chalkhill; Silver-spotted Skipper.

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 13th August 2017: 10.30am
RSPB North Warren, Aldeburgh

Join the Suffolk Branch on a butterfly walk at RSPB North Warren, where 22 butterfly species have been spotted...

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...

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 16th August 2017: 10.30am
Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon

Join us on our annual search for the Brown Hairstreak.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 16th August 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bookham Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Bookham Common; target: Brown Hairstreak.

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...

Moth Trapping

East Scotland: Moths At Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Friday 18th August 2017, 8.15pm-10.15pm
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh

Join the East Scotland Branch at Harestanes and discover moths on a summer's evening; late summer is a great time to see beautiful moths of all kinds...

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Cumbria: Moths at Allithwaite Quarry

Friday 18th August 2017: dusk till late
Allithwaite Quarry, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for a late summer visit to this site near Grange-over-Sands, where well over moth 100 species have already been recorded. Subject to cancellation if wet, cold or windy...

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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East Scotland: A Wild Night Out At Peterculter

Saturday 19th August 2017, 8.00pm-12.00midnight
Peterculter, 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.

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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.

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: Adonis Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper

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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

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bookham Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a repeat of last week's field trip to Bookham Common; another chance to see Brown Hairstreak.