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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Scotland: Glen Affric Work Party

Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Cannich, Inverness-shire

The Bog Squad will be returning to Glen Affric to team up once again with the British Dragonfly Society to continue installing ditch-blocking dams. Glen Affric is well known for its beautiful forests and lochs though it also provides important habitat for a range of butterfly species including Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Large Heath.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 29th March 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 29th March 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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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 1st April 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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Lincolnshire: Spring Indoor Meeting

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre Nr. Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch at our Spring Meeting. It promises to be a fascinating afternoon with two speakers: Patrick Barkham, well-known author of 'The Butterfly Isles' and our friend Allan Rodda from the Yorkshire Branch on butterfly conservation 'Off the Cuff'. Do come - you'll be very welcome...

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Surrey: Talk

Saturday 1st April 2017, 11.10am-11.40am
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Guildford

Surrey Branch's Bill Downey talks about "Brilliant Butterflies" at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford...

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Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Work Party

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, west of Muir of Ord

Another chance to help us cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries at this site (west of Muir of Ord....

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Highlands And Islands: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th April 2017: 10am
Charleston Academy, General Booth Road, Inverness

The Highlands and Islands Branch Annual General Meeting is held on the second Saturday in April each year (as long as that isn't Easter weekend) and the 2017 AGM will, as is usual, be held at the Charleston Academy in Inverness...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 9th April 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot)...

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Gloucestershire: Stroud Indoor Meeting

Monday 10th April 2017, 8pm-10pm
Minchinhampton, south-east of Stroud

Come along to the Gloucestershire Branch's indoor meeting in Minchinhampton, where Dr Caroline Bulman, Head of Species Ecology at Butterfly Conservation (BC), will talk to us about recent project work at BC...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th April 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our first walk of the year to see early butterflies and cowslips at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester...

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Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 13th April 2017: 7.30pm
Earley, near Reading

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

Brimstone

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th April 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ham Lands, Richmond

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Ham Lands; target: Brimstone, Peacock

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Cornwall:: Branch AGM

Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10am-4.30pm
St.Erme Community Centre, Trispen, north of Truro

You are warmly welcome to join the Cornwall Branch in opening “A box full of lepidoptera delights!” at our AGM in St. Erme Community Centre, Trispen. You don't need to be a member to attend - our event is open to all...

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 23rd April 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...

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 27th April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak

Long-tailed Blue female

Highlands And Islands: Landmark Butterfly House

Saturday 29th April 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
Landmark Forest Park, Carrbridge

A new Tropical Butterfly House has opened at this very popular family adventure venue. We will get a “behind the scenes” look at the running of the facility.

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th April 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, near West Stow Country Park

Join the Suffolk Branch on this fieldwork and photography butterfly walk (suitable for novices)...

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Suffolk: Spring Wood Celebration Day - Family Event

Monday 1st May 2017, 11am-4pm
Kiln Meadow, south-east Ipwich

Join the Suffolk Branch at Kiln Meadow (south-east Ipswich) for butterfly and other guided walks, woodland crafts and demonstrations, family activities, music, food and much more...

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Shere Woodlands, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Shere Woodlands; target: spring Skippers

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 3rd May 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

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Highlands And Islands: Kentish Glory Weekend

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May 2017, 7.30pm-11.30am
RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh

This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest.

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 10am-1pm
King’s Forest, Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see spring butterflies in King's Forest (north of Bury St Edmunds...

Green Hair

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 9th May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Newdigate Brickworks, south of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newdigate Brickworks; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak.

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson's Bank; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak.

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Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 11th May 2017: 7.30pm
Earley, near Reading

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

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Surrey: Talk

Thursday 11th May 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Come and enjoy a talk by Francis Kelly of the Surrey Branch: "Butterflies – the fun side" at Rowhill Field Centre in Aldershot...

Common Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 13th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: spring Skippers & Blues

Wood White

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Botany Bay/Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Botany Bay/Oaken Wood; target: Wood White

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...