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.

Peacock

Cornwall Branch Open Day

Saturday 27th June 2015: 2.00pm
Lethytep, near Looe

The Branch Chairman, Philip Hambly, invites you to his family farm at Lethytep - a wonderful wildlife area with ample butterfly walks and beautiful lakes. For a donation of £5, food will be provided, along with a tombola and raffle. Everyone is welcome!

Large Blue

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 28th June 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Daneway Banks (GWT) Gloucestershire

An early start and probably a long day - but we hope to see the Large Blue, Dark Green Fritillary and many more! Come and join us in the search at Daneway Banks and, if time, at BC's newly acquired Rough Bank reserve!

East Scotland Angus - Coire Fee NNR

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015
Coire Fee NNR, Glen Doll, Glen Clova, Angus

An opportunity for experienced moth-ers to trap in the varied habitats and mountainous surroundings of Coire Fee NNR. This will extend through Friday night, Saturday daytime, and Saturday night subject to the number of attendees.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

Dark Green Fritillary

Butterfly Walk in the Dunes

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Upton Towans Nature Reserve, Near Hayle

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a delightful walk through this sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle. We'll be looking for Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

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.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 8th July 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Salcey Forest.

A further visit to Salcey Forest searching for Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak - Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 10.30 a.m. Leader Doug Goddard.

East Mildlands Branch Field Trip - Fermyn Woods

Sunday 12th July 2015: 9.30am
Fermyn Woods (Northamptonshire)

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.

Guided Walk Event Logo

Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.

The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

Wood White

Big Butterfly Count and Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

Silver-studded Blue

Wild Flowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Cubert

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, which is not normally open to the public.