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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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 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...

Wood White

West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Wigmore Rolls, south-west of Ludlow, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party with the Forestry Commission to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south-west of Wigmore)...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county.

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 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...

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-east of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 25th January 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 25th January 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.

Wood White

West Midlands: Work Party

Thursday 26th January 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Siege Wood, between Ledbury and Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch on a work party to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (just south of Woolhope)...

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Birmingham: UK Moth Recorders' Meeting 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017, 10am-3.40pm
Lyttelton Lecture Theatre, Birmingham And Midland Institute

Anyone with an interest in moths is very welcome to attend the seventh UK Moth Recorders' Meeting at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 29th January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Do come and join us on one of a series of Winter Work Parties to manage Southrey Woods: its rides and paths, and to help coppice Section 5 (this will make sense on site!)

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Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 29th January 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.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 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. We will be pollarding sallow near the well, removing sycamore and reducing hedge heights.

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West Midlands: Work Party

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

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

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 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 fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 2017: 10am
White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st February 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Thursday 2nd February 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 fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 3rd February 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 fence clearing and managing habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 4th February 2017, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 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.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Beaconsfield

Join this Upper Thames Branch work party on their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield. We'll be removing scrub and hedging, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017
a south Wales Marsh Fritillary site, to be confirmed tbc

Join the South Wales Branch for scrub and bramble removal and other light habitat management for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. This is needed on most Marsh Fritillary sites. even with regular summer cattle grazing...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 7th February 2017: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Lea And Paget's Wood, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust on a work party to manage habitat to benefit the Wood White butterfly (Lea and Paget's Wood, Herefordshire, to be confirmed)...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 9am-1am
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.