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.

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Somerset And Bristol: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 10.30am-4pm
Stoke Camp Reserve, Draycott, north-west of Wells

Join the Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers on the Somerset and Bristol Branch's Stoke Camp reserve, north of Rodney Stoke. We will be removing gorse, bracken and bramble...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017: 10am
Monkwood, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on a monthly work party at Monkwood, an ancient woodland site which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

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North East England: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 9.45am-3pm
Town Kelloe Bank, between Hartlepool and Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Town Kelloe Bank (between Hartlepool and Durham). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 16th January 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be cutting scrub out of grassland and clearing the fence line around Rosebay Corner, using hand tools and a bonfire.

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Northern Ireland: Winter Work Party Umbra

Tuesday 17th January 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Umbra Nature Reserve, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation and Ulster Wildlife in managing some of our most wildlife-rich nature reserves in Northern Ireland. Make a difference while enjoying fresh air and good company!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Wednesday 18th January 2017: 10.30am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 19th January 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 20th January 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county.

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood, Near Bardney

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Little Breach Reserve, Blackdown Hills, south-west of Wellington

Help the Devon Branch on their Little Breach reserve near Culmstock in the Blackdown Hills. Over the years, continued habitat management has helped it become more species-rich and now 24 butterfly species can be seen throughout the year, with grassland butterflies predominating...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-east of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Wigmore Rolls, south-west of Ludlow, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party with the Forestry Commission to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south-west of Wigmore)...

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Thursday 26th January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Siege Wood, between Ledbury and Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south of Woolhope)...

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 27th January 2017: 9.30am
Stratford Tony Down, Coombe Bissett, south-east of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on a work party clearing tree seedlings and scrub to improve part of this extensive area of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire.

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Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. We will be pollarding sallow near the well, removing sycamore and reducing hedge heights.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.