You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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Black Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Shotover Hill And Brasenose Wood, Oxon

A visit to see a very interesting habitat consisting of acidic grassland, ancient woodland, and blackthorn scrub.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

Adonis Blue

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Dunmow Railway Cutting Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Dunmow, east of Bishop's Stortford, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch and members of the Friends of the Flitch Way on a walk to see common butterfly species, along with the orchids and other flora found on this chalkland cutting.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

Glenfeshie Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm

Looking for the colonies of Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

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West Midlands: Moth Morning And Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016, 9am-12pm
Ashwood Nurseries, Near Kingswinford, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch as they empty the moth trap from last night. This will be followed by butterfly walk to a wildflower meadow.


Gloucestershire: Butterflies of Bisley Road Cemetery

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm

Join Sue Smith from the Gloucestershire Branch; she will give an introductory talk then lead a walk through the cemetery, which is a nature reserve and comprises the Victorian Chapel of Rest, old gravestones, unimproved limestone grassland, scrub, plantation woodland, specimen trees and boundary walls.

Fairmile Common

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
KT11 1BL, TQ117617

Mike Weller

Small Blue

Field Meeting

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Large Heath

Lancashire: Heysham Moss Nature Reserve Walk

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 10.00am-0.30pm
south of Heysham, Morecambe

Join the Lancashire Branch at Heysham Moss Nature Reserve (Lancashire Wildlife Trust), where we will be shown around by Steve Ryder, LWT warden. We hope to see Large Heath and other coastal butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Selsley Common Guided Walk

Friday 17th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
South-west Of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this walk across Selsley Common. We will be mainly looking for Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Blue, Common Blue, Adonis Blue and Small Heath butterflies. There are also a lot of wild flowers, so with luck we will see both Bee and Fragrant Orchids.


Yorkshire: Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

Saturday 18th June 2016: 1.00pm
Shipley (north of Bradford)

Join the Yorkshire Branch at this reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.

Orange Tip

Cornwall: Open Farm Day

Saturday 18th June 2016: 2.00pm
north-west of Looe

Philip (Chair of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides.

Box Hill

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT20 7LB, TQ179513

Dave Warburton

Field Trip: Imber Range on SPTA

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-4.00pm
Imber Range On SPTA

Imber Conservation Group have kindly invited the Branch to visit the SPTA on Sunday 19th June 2016. We will meet at Imber church (ST965484) at 10.30am for an 11.00 hours start and will finish by 4pm, but members may leave earlier if they want to. Whilst on the ground we are required to keep together, so our walking will be guided by members of Imber Conservation Group, who will provide guides for a round of walks before lunch and a second round after lunch.

Green Hair

Devon: Heddon Valley Field Trip

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
near Lynton, North Devon

Join the Devon Branch for a two-hour walk in one of the best butterfly sites in Devon. Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Green Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies may all be seen.

Marbled White

Somerset And Bristol: Haddon Hill and Haddon Moor

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
near Upton, east of Dulverton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where . Heath Fritillary is the prime species. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath butterflies, as well as appreciable botanical interest.


Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 19th June 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk.

Join us on our Field Trip to see the beautiful Swallowtail butterfly.

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Kent: West Blean Wood

Sunday 19th June 2016: 10.30am
West Blean Woods

Join us for a field trip to see the Heath Fritillary

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies and Moths of Yewbarrow

Monday 20th June 2016: 2.00pm
Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches on a field trip where we hope to see Least Minor and White-spotted Sable moths, and Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. We will also be searching for Duke of Burgundy eggs - a magnifying lens will be helpful for this.

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Cumbria: Moths at White Scar Quarry

Monday 20th June 2016: 9.45pm

Join the Cumbria Branch on our first public moth event at this limestone grassland site, where extensive management work has been undertaken by our members.

Brentmoor Heath

Tuesday 21st June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
GU24 9PY, SU938613

Mike Weller

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Cambs And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 21st June 2016: 11.30am
Canvey Wick RSPB Reserve, Canvey Island, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a walk led by RSPB warden, Suzy Jones. It should be a good time for bees as well as for some butterflies, and this is our chance to learn more about the reserve and its special invertebrates.

Roundshaw Downs

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
CR8 3QL, TQ305628

Dave Warburton

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria: Butterflies of Allithwaite Quarry and Wartbarrow

Wednesday 22nd June 2016: 1.00pm
Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for an opportunity to see what we have done on our work parties on the access land of Wartbarrow and how much more butterfly-friendly the area is becoming. We hope to see Northern Brown Argus and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Burnet and Marbled White

Field Meeting

Thursday 23rd June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.