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.

Heysham Nature Reserve

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

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.