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.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 16th June 2015: 11.00am
Salcey Forest.

Joint meeting with the Desborough Wildlife Group at Salcey Forest looking for Wood Whites and general wildlife. Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 11 a.m.Leader Doug Goddard

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm
RHS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburh

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Bog Squad Workparty, Logierait Mire

Saturday 20th June 2015
Pitlochry

Logierait Mire is an important site in the hills for damselflies. We will be working to block up a ditch which will hopefully lead to more water being retained on-site and consequently help maintain the habitat. This is our first joint workparty with the British Dragonfly Society.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Barnstone

Saturday 20th June 2015: 10.30am
Barnstone to Grantham Canal (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for early summer butterflies and dragonflies.

Silver-studded Blue

Searching For Silver In The Sand Dunes

Saturday 20th June 2015: 2.00pm
St Gothian Sands And Godrevy Area, Near Gwithian

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this beautiful butterfly walk amongst the sand dunes, including an exploration of a new Silver-studded Blue butterfly site near Godrevy.

Heysham Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th June 2015: 9.30am
Meet At Heysham Nature Reserve Car Park

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 20th June 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak champion to see his butterfly.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 21st June 2015: 10.30am
Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Glapthorn Cow Pastures Searching for Black Hairstreaks. Park in the lane opposite the wood entrance. Grid Ref. TL006903. 10.30am Leader Doug Goddard.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.30am-5.00pm
The Bell, Whiteadder Reservoir

A trip to this interesting area, where we hope to see the rare Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. In the afternoon e will go onto another local site for these and hope to see them here, if we missed them in the morning at the Bell. If you want to stay for the afternoon, then please bring packed lunch.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 21st June 2015, 10.00am-0.00pm
Bingham Linear Park (Nottinghamshire)

East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species summer butterflies, and a possibility of Marbled White.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Butterfly Walk On Dartmoor

Sunday 21st June 2015: 1.30pm
Aish Tor nr. Poundsgate

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a walk to Aish Tor - a great site to see the High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.

Field Trip: Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Haddon Hill (Exmoor) And Collard Hill (Somerset)

This is a weekday trip to try and see a couple of our rarer British Butterflies. We will start out at Haddon Hill and then move to Collard Hill in the afternoon.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Small Dean Lane and Park Wood near Saunderton, Bucks

Help to monitor the progress of a Duke of Burgundy reintroduction

Blue

Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve neat & tidy for the Summer! We'd be grateful for your help.

Silver-studded Blue

Devon: Discover The Silver-Studded Blue

Saturday 27th June 2015: 1.30pm
Bovey Heathfield, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this trip to Bovey Heathfield to find the Silver-studded Blue.

Bog Squad Workparty, Easter Drumclair Bog

Saturday 27th June 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Limerigg, Slamannan, Falkirk

We will be cutting and pulling up small spruce trees that are beginning to spread across the open bog from a nearby plantation.

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!

Warwickshire

Saturday 27th June 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
SUNRISING NATURE RESERVE

Moth trapping night with David Brown.