Our monthly get-together to talk about moths, butterflies and other wildlife. All Welcome. Entrance fee £1.
An illustrated talk by Peter Eeles
A presentation of 2013 butterfly records collected in Dorset with a focus on sites monitored in the south of the county.
An Illustrated talk on ' Monitoring British Butterflies' for the Derby Natural History Society by Max and Christine Maughan.
AGM & members day on the theme of “Working in Partnership”. With Dr Martin Warren & Cheryl Marriott.
Our annual meeting for all those involved or interested in recording butterflies and moths in Scotland.
Sunday 16 March 2014
This workshop will give you the confidence you need to organise enjoyable walks and events.
A presentation of 2013 butterfly records collected in Dorset with a focus on sites monitored in the north of the county.
The yearly ooportunity to hear the latest news and developments from Dorset branch.
The annual National Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting provides the latest information on butterfly trends from the national recording and monitoring schemes, new research findings from scientists, feedback from butterfly recorders across the UK and plenty of time to relax and chat over a buffet lunch with fellow enthusiasts.
An opportunity for showing your photos on the big screen
Do join us for the Lincolnshire Branch Spring Indoor Meeting to hear Martin Davies speak on The Butterfly Year
Work to help this important colony of Marsh Fritillary
The first of the Spring-Summer Work Parties to generally manage the woodland including upkeep of the rides and footpaths. All help very welcome!
Join the Highlands branch clearing Cotoneaster to benefit Slender Scotch Burnet moth on the beautiful Isle of Mull.
This educational event offers an inspiring insight into the natural environment.
Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme for the Summer ahead.
Illustrated talks by Alan Dawson and Martin Woodcock who made separate trips to this country in 2013.
During the three separate events this weekend we will be looking for Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing, also Netted Mountain Moth. Please come along to one, two or all!
Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2014. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.
Come and visit our stand at the Scottish Birdfair
Join the Yorkshire Branch on a field trip to find the Duke of Burgundy.
One of a series of Summer Work Parties to undertake general management ,and upkeep of rides and footpaths of this important BC Reserve. Your help will be very welcome!
A trip to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary, with a chance of some other butterflies and day-flying moths.
A talk and then a walk looking for spring butterflies and day-flying moths. Hopefully Chequered Skipper will be on the wing.
We have been invited by SNH to take part in an all day event they are planning at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore.
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 spring butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper.
Target species Dingy and Grizzled Skipper.
This is a long weekend trip leaving very early on Friday morning and returning late on Monday evening. This is still open to anyone wanting to join in.
A gentle two mile walk looking for spring butterflies
In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This first visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.
Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for Grizzled Skippers.
Our first Field Trip of the year to Lincolnshire's own Twyford Wood Reserve. Join us to see Grizzled and Dingy Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and many more!
Come and help us keep Snakeholme Pit Reserve neat and tidy for the Summer!
Another visit to see the results of habitat management undertaken by enthusiastic branch members. Hoping to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper.
Join us for a morning stroll around specially planted meadows for butterflies at North Somercotes, and after lunch at Donna Nook; bring your camera!
An event specifically to welcome new members to the branch, but everyone is invited. There will be help particularly with identification.
A 2 mile walk around the old spoil heaps of Bevercotes pit. The site is a haven for wildlife with open rides and mixed woodland plantations. Target Species: Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Mother Shipton.
Our Catfield Fen Reserve will once again be open to members and the public for Swallowtails.
The work at Southrey Wood is general wood management and upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be very welcome!
Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.
Join us to look through moth traps run the night before!
Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!
Further targeted light-trapping to ascertain the current status and distribution of Pine-tree Lappet moth in the Kiltarlity area.
The East Midlands Branch annual weekend away this year visits Somerset. Target species include Large Blue, Glanville Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Marbled White.
A group from BC Highland branch memorably discovered Blomer’s Rivulet here in 2013. This was the first time the moth had been recorded in Scotland! This year we hope to confirm its presence and get a better idea of how widespread it is in the area.
The Show, which is the largest annual event in Norfolk, and the largest two-day agricultural Show in the country has a reputation for being a fantastic event full of entertainment for all the family
Come and join us to keep Snakeholme Pit neat and tidy for the Summer!
Join the Lincolnshire Branch for a morning visit to Glapthorn for the Black Hairstreak, and in the afternoon moving on to Harry's Park Wood for possible Wood White sightings! Don't forget your camera!
In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This second visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.
Mid-week field trip visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Coombs Dale, searching for Dark-Green Fritillary & Brown Argus.
Join us for a walk along the path between the shore and the village looking for Northern Brown Argus, Small blue, Grayling, and Six-spot Burnet moths
A look through the traps for moths caught in a variety of slightly different woodland habitats on this Woodland Trust property. Possibility of visiting some local butterfly sites in the area in the afternoon if the weather is reasonable.
Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day. The walk on this chalk grassland site will last 2 hours.
Come and see this extraordinary reserve situated on the Isle of Axholme, between the rivers Humber and Trent; a stronghold of the Large Heath butterfly.
Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be very welcome!
Come and find out more about the wonderful world of moths. The event will include an introduction about moths and how to attract them, moth traps and other attractants.
Join us for a walk onto the lower slopes of Meall Liath to look for Mountain Ringlet.
This field trip continues our investigation of Lincolnshire's woods, including the Limewoods, to determine the distribution of the White Admiral butterfly in the county.
Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Home to Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak.
Mid-week visit to Vicar Water Country Park in conjunction with Derby RSPB Group.
Discover the variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.
An oportunity to visit this Forest Nature Reserve in search of Silver-washed Fritillary.
NEW MEMBERS WALK
An event specifically to welcome new members to the branch, but everyone is invited. There will be help particularly with identification. The third field trip for 2014 to Hicks Lodge on the look out for the summer species.
Join the Yorkshire Branch on a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve at Brockadale where we hope to see Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary.
Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.
We will walk north along the flowery shoreline cliffs. There is plenty of rockrose growing here which is the foodplant of Northern Brown Argus butterfly.
Since our last trip to this site in 2010, the Dark Green Fritillary has become established in Cotgrave Forest. The Silver Washed Fritillary was also seen there in 2013 as well as many other sightings in the vicinity.
An all day walk of three to four miles along the rides of the Park and out on to Holt Lowes looking for summer butterflies.
We are running a visit to the newly restored heathland at Cranwich Camp and Heath, excellent sites for several Breck speciality day-flying moths, such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora.
Workday at Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney, to tidy up the Butterfly garden ready for the Open Day & AGM.
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.
Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some 6 plus lights in various areas - we are hoping for some 100 macro moths.
Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.
Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.
Join the Lincolnshire Branch for our annual Open Day, which includes a Guided Butterfly Walk. Highly suitable for families!
Join the Yorkshire Branch in their search for Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.
Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.
An all day trip for summer butterflies.
Our monthly get-together to talk about moths, butterflies and other wildlife. All Welcome. Entrance fee £1.
Join us for a trip to Aston Rowant searching for Silver-spotted Skippers, Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus.
It’s a lovely walk along the Averon River to Loch Morie, there is always much of interest to see on the way. Several species of butterfly including Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary are found here, and usually a variety of day flying moths.
Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit Reserve neat and tidy for the Summer!
The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.
Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated!
The purpose of this joint field trip with the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Branches is to target the Brown Hairstreak. Do join us.
An all day visit for our last summer butterfly to emerge, Brown Hairstreak.
Join us for another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper.
Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat about the wonderfully warm and sunny season we have just had.
N.B. Please note change of date from that originally stated (to avoid the Ryder Cup!).
Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.