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.

Field Trip: Pewsey Downs

Saturday 11th June 2016: 11.00am
Pewsey Downs

Butterfly and moth walk at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve led by staff and volunteers from Natural England. This will be a circular walk to visit exceptional chalk downland on Tan and Milk Hill with spectacular views across the Vale of Pewsey and a wide range of butterflies, birds, moths and wildflowers. Weather allowing the walk will begin with a chance to see moth species trapped the night before as part of National Moth Night.

Common Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Portsmouth City Council site, where we are aiming to see: Small Blue, Common Blue and Holly Blue butterflies. There are also spectacular views over the Solent.

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East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Isle Of Wight Weekend

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 10am-4pm
Isle Of Wight

Target species: Saturday:- Glanville Fritillary, Small Blue, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers. The timing should be mid-season for Glanville Fritillary which is often the most frequent butterfly present at this location. Sunday:- springtime butterflies including Green Hairstreak, Small Blue, Wall Brown and possibly Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady and Humming-bird Hawkmoth

Northants Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.15pm
Fermyn Woods.

The Moth Night event will be run in correlation with the Northants Moth Group at Fermyn Woods

Meadow Browns

North Wales - Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen Talk and Site Visit

Saturday 11th June 2016, 0.30pm-3.00pm
Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen

Join Victor Hitchings for an informative talk about his butterfly transect recording at Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen. We will then explore several different species of butterfly at this limestone grassland site. Meet at Llysfaen Village Hall, Dolwen Road, Llysfaen, LL29 8SS at 12-30pm.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

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Norfolk Moth Event - National Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10am
Foxley Wood NWT

Once again we are hosting our event for National Moth Night jointly with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this time at the ancient woodland site of Foxley Wood

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

Hawk Moth

Moth trapping

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.45am-0.00pm
College Lake Nature Reserve, Bucks

We welcome beginners to moth trapping to meet us to examine moths trapped the previous night.

Black Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Shotover Hill And Brasenose Wood, Oxon

A visit to see a very interesting habitat consisting of acidic grassland, ancient woodland, and blackthorn scrub.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - MICRO MONSTERS

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught last night for the national Moth Night survey and discover who lives in the pond at Burnett Park!

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

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Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 12th June 2016: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

Glenfeshie Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glenfeshie

Looking for the colonies of Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Dunmow Railway Cutting Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Dunmow, east of Bishop's Stortford, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch and members of the Friends of the Flitch Way on a walk to see common butterfly species, along with the orchids and other flora found on this chalkland cutting.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

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West Midlands: Moth Morning And Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016, 9am-12pm
Ashwood Nurseries, Near Kingswinford, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch as they empty the moth trap from last night. This will be followed by butterfly walk to a wildflower meadow.

Painted

Gloucestershire: Butterflies of Bisley Road Cemetery

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Stroud

Join Sue Smith from the Gloucestershire Branch; she will give an introductory talk then lead a walk through the cemetery, which is a nature reserve and comprises the Victorian Chapel of Rest, old gravestones, unimproved limestone grassland, scrub, plantation woodland, specimen trees and boundary walls.

Fairmile Common

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
KT11 1BL, TQ117617

Mike Weller

White Admiral

Work Party - Southrey Wood nr Bardney

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

A Summer Work Party to generally manage the woodland including upkeep of the rides and footpaths. All help very welcome!

Small Blue

Field Meeting

Wednesday 15th June 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.

Large Heath

Lancashire: Heysham Moss Nature Reserve Walk

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 10.00am-0.30pm
south of Heysham, Morecambe

Join the Lancashire Branch at Heysham Moss Nature Reserve (Lancashire Wildlife Trust), where we will be shown around by Steve Ryder, LWT warden. We hope to see Large Heath and other coastal butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Selsley Common Guided Walk

Friday 17th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
South-west Of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this walk across Selsley Common. We will be mainly looking for Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Blue, Common Blue, Adonis Blue and Small Heath butterflies. There are also a lot of wild flowers, so with luck we will see both Bee and Fragrant Orchids.

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

Saturday 18th June 2016: 1.00pm
Shipley (north of Bradford)

Join the Yorkshire Branch at this reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.

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Northern Ireland: An Introduction To Pollinators

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th June 2016, 9.30am-4pm
Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle

Workshop: ‘Introduction to Pollinators’ hosted by Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme Butterfly Conservation Talks: Pollinators, Butterfly and Moth Recording Schemes (on the Saturday)