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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Big Butterfly Day Out

Tuesday 25th August 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve

A day of wildlife related fun and activities at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

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Northern Ireland: Lepidoptera Of Larchfield Estate

Saturday 29th August 2015: 10.00am
Hillsborough Forest Car Park

Explore the Lepidoptera of Larchfield Estate. Meet 10am at Hillsborough Forest Park car park, for onward travel to Larchfield (car sharing encouraged). Moths traps will be set the previous night and opened on Saturday morning.

Brown Argus

Devon: Orley Common Butterfly Walk

Saturday 29th August 2015: 1.30pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot

Join the Devon Branch on this trip to find the Brown Argus butterfly.

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Brown Hairstreak Hunt

Sunday 30th August 2015, 11.30am-2.30pm
Preston Down Nr. Paignton

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on their Brown Hairstreak Hunt at Preston Down

Upper Thames Field Trip

Sunday 30th August 2015: 11.00am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see what has survived the summer.

Wall

Gloucestershire: Nottingham Hill

Sunday 30th August 2015, 2.00pm-5.00pm
east of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk on this hill fort to see the Wall butterfly.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Brown Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
south of Cirencester, near Kemble

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on an end of season joint field trip with the Wiltshire Branch to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies at these Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves.

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Gloucestershire: National Moth Night

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Various Sites

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

North Wales

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 9.00pm-11.00am
Pensychnant Centre

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September National Moth Night Set traps around Pensychnant at 9pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Saturday at the house with a cup of tea. I will convince you that moths are not just boring and brown (some are brown, but none are boring!) as we examine the previous night’s catch. Good photo opportunities. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

Dark Marbled Carpet

East Scotland - Borders - Moths At Woodside Walled Garden

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 6.30pm-10.30am
Woodside Walled Garden near Ancrum

Come along on Moth Night Scotland to set up some light traps and enjoy a talk by Malcolm Lindsay with a buffet supper. Then on the Saturday morning there's the opportunity to see what was caught in the traps.

Evening Moth Trapping

Friday 11th September 2015
Altcar MOD, Hightown, Liverpool

Booking is essential as visitor's names are needed in advance to get access to this MOD property

Norfolk

Saturday 12th September 2015: 10.00am

Butterfly Conservation and Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be joining up for the annual National Moth Night. Come and see what we caught.

Norfolk - National Moth Night Event

Saturday 12th September 2015: 10am
Cley Vistors Centre

The annual National Moth Night, Butterfly Conservation are again teaming up with Norfold Wildlife Trust

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!