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.

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: The Purple Emperor Experience

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.30am
Havant Thicket and Southleigh Forest, east of Waterlooville

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to Havant Thicket. We will move on to Southleigh Forest in the afternoon to look at a Purple Emperor assembly point. Following the success of the field trip in 2015, hope is high that this year could be even better!

Green Veined White

West Midlands: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016
Grafton Wood, Grafton Flyford, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk in their Grafton Wood reserve, a remnant of the royal forest of Feckenham that covered much of this part of Worcestershire in the Middle Ages.

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Kent: Dene Park Wood

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.30am
North Of Tonbridge

Come along to hopefully see the Purple Emperor butterfly

Marbled White

Gloucestershire: Bill Smyllie and The Mast Reserves

Sunday 10th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Prestbury, east of Cheltenham

The Bill Smyllie and Masts reserves are owned by Butterfly Conservation and are connected to form what is sometimes called the Prestbury Hill reserve. Together they have a wide range of butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, together with a good selection of wild flowers. On this walk we particularly hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White butterflies.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 10th July 2016: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see the Purple Emperor and other summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Woodland and Heathland Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm
Hertford Heath and Balls Wood

We hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer butterflies on this woodland and heathland walk, which has been organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (a donation of £3 has been requested).

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Purple Emperor Watching

Sunday 10th July 2016: 0.00pm
Hampstead Heath, London

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch with the City of London Corporation watching Purple Emperor butterflies. Bring binoculars; it is essential to have good neck muscles and be able to look directly up above your head.

White Admiral

Devon And Dorset: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 10th July 2016: 1.30pm
Near Broadclyst, North-east Of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches at this extensive forest area. This will be the most likely event of the year to see the magnificent White Admiral butterfly in Devon, with a good chance of photographing Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cornwall: Luxulyan Valley Walk and Picnic

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
north-east of St Austell

Join the Cornwall Branch of BC, the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Friends of Fowey Estuary for a joint walk in the valley and picnic in the paddocks.

Ringlet

Somerset and Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016: 11.00am
Bannerdown, Batheaston, north-east of Bath

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this visit this site in the north of Somerset, almost at the county’s border with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to see a local butterfly haunt with many species of butterflies.

Large Heath

East Scotland: Auchencorth Moss Field Trip

Sunday 10th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Penicuik, Lothians

Join the East Scotland Branch for a walk over this moss to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) part of it, to try and confirm the presence of the Large Heath butterfly.

Sheepleas

Tuesday 12th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT24 6AN, TQ088525

Francis Kelly

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 12th July 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. There is a good chance we may see Purple Emperor butterflies.

White Admiral

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 11.00am
Lords Wood, Near Pensford

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a trip to a private woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies.

Common Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 13th July 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.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths In The Becks

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 9.30am
Middle Harling Heath

We will be looking for several Breck speciality day-flying moths such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora

Purple Hairstreak

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Woodland Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm
Norton Green and the Knebworth Woods, Stevenage

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a woodland walk where we hope to see mainly woodland, but also grassland butterflies, such as Marbled White or Skippers. Bring binoculars.

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 14th July 2016: 10.30am
Bradenham, Bucks

A walk to look for the Dark Green Fritillary and other downland summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Black Dog Woods Guided Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016: 11.00am
between Westbury and Frome

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a short trip for an opportunity to explore this wood on the border with Somerset. We hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries and other woodland butterflies.

White Admiral

Ashtead Common

Thursday 14th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT21 2DU, TQ179589

Mike Weller

White Admiral

West Midlands: Butterfly Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016: 11am
Highgate Common, north-west of Stourbridge, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk on this Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Reserve, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Purple Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Purple Hairstreak Watch

Thursday 14th July 2016: 6.15pm
Clanger Wood, betweeen Westbury and Trowbridge

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a leisurely level walk along the main ride looking for Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies still active in the evening.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Undermillbeck Common

Friday 15th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
south of Bowness on Windermere

Join the Cumbria Branch for a walk on this acidic bracken-dominated grassland, which holds a good and fairly stable population of Dark Green and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.

Essex Skipper

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Friday 15th July 2016: 11.00am
Carymoor, south-west of Castle Cary

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where Small Skipper and Essex Skipper butterflies should be plentiful. Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies should also be on the wing in good numbers.