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.

Our AGM details can be found here 

Work Party Event Logo

Devon: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 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...

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th February 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.

Work Party Event Logo

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield; activities to be determined (this event may not run)...

Work Party Event Logo

Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st 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.

Work Party Event Logo

Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party at Capes Head (near Grange-over-Sands)...

Work Party Event Logo

West Midlands: Work Party

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

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

Work Party Event Logo

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 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. (Task to be decided nearer the time)

Work Party Event Logo

Sussex: Work Party

Thursday 2nd March 2017, 9.30am-3.30pm
Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold, between Godalming and Horsham

Join the Sussex Branch's new conservation work party on their Oaken Wood reserve on the Sussex-Surrey border. This 12 hectares (30 acres) reserve is part of the Forestry Commission's 324 hectare Chiddingfold Forest.

Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 3rd March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2016 and plans for the 2017 campaign.

Work Party Event Logo

South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Friday 3rd March 2017
Carmarthenshire, site to be confirmed

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at a Carmarthenshire Marsh Fritillary site (to be confirmed). This is a joint event with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW)...

D Skipper

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Twyford Wood , near Colsterworth

Come and join us on our Spring Work Party in the Glades and Sanctuary areas of Twyford Woods (Forestry Commission, near Colsterworth). Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm to help keep Twyford Wood neat & tidy would be most welcome.

Work Party Event Logo

Suffolk: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am-3pm
Purdis Heath, Bucklesham Road, south-east Ispwich

The Suffolk Branch has work parties at Purdis Heath (south-east Ipswich) on the first Saturday of the month over the autumn and winter, and occasionally during the Summer. If you fancy getting out and helping our Silver-studded Blue butterflies, please do come along...

Work Party Event Logo

Devon: Work Party

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Help the Devon Branch with habitat management at their Lydford Old Railway Reserve near Okehampton. The main work will be raking up up strimmed vegetation on this special reserve that holds Devon’s only population of the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly...

Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.

Work Party Event Logo

West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 5th March 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...

Work Party Event Logo

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 6th March 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/bramble, raking and burning and clearing fence lines.

Work Party Event Logo

South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Carmarthenshire (site To Be Confirmed)

Join the South Wales Branch with habitat management at a Carmarthenshire Marsh Fritillary site (to be confirmed). This is a joint event with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW)...

Work Party Event Logo

Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 8th 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.

Work Party Event Logo

West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

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

Work Party Event Logo

Gloucestershire: Work Party

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Rough Bank reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party clearing scrub on our Rough Bank reserve (near Bisley)...

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2016 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.

Work Party Event Logo

Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 10th March 2017: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

Work Party Event Logo

Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Ravensgate Common, Charlton Hill, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch clearing scrub to improve habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies at Ravensgate Common, south-east of Cheltenham...

Work Party Event Logo

Scotland: Cumbernauld Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3pm
St. Maurice's Pond, Cumbernauld

Help us make St. Maurice's better for the beautiful Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary on this volunteer work party.

Work Party Event Logo

Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Capes Head, east of Grange-over-Sands...

Work Party Event Logo

Scotland: Looking After Our Beautiful Snout

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Near Aberfoyle, FK8 3TH

Following the success of the first event, a second work party has been organised to protect a colony of the very rare Beautiful Snout from encroaching rhododendron. Jacket potatoes, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be provided!

Workshop Event Logo

Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 12th March 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve, Lakeside, Earley, Reading

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Maiden Erlegh)...

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, Near Bardney, East Of Lincoln

Do come and join us on the last of our winter work parties to generally manage Southrey Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) and maintain its rides and paths. We will also be coppicing Section 5 which will make sense on site! Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...