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 

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 22nd March 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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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Saturday 25th March 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve, near Bardney

Do come and help the Lincolnshire Branch tidy our Snakeholme Pit reserve near Bardney ready for spring...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Branch AGM

Saturday 25th March 2017, 10.40am-5pm
Welwyn Civic Centre, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9ER

The Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch AGM and Members' Day will take place at Welwyn Civic Centre, with Patrick Barkham as keynote speaker. Non-members welcome...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 25th 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)...

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Birmingham: UK Butterfly Recorders' Meeting

Saturday 25th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Birmingham And Midland Institute, Central Birmingham

Each year Butterfly Conservation hosts a conference for butterfly recorders in the UK. This meeting is always an interesting day, full of great presentations about butterfly recording, monitoring, conservation and ecology...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Howe Park Wood Education Centre, Milton Keynes

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Milton Keynes, Bucks)...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 26th March 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.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th March 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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Scotland: Glen Affric Work Party

Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Cannich, Inverness-shire

The Bog Squad will be returning to Glen Affric to team up once again with the British Dragonfly Society to continue installing ditch-blocking dams. Glen Affric is well known for its beautiful forests and lochs though it also provides important habitat for a range of butterfly species including Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Large Heath.

Bog Squad Ditch Damming Work Party

Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm
Cannich-Glen Affric

To benefit a range of peatland habitat dependant butterflies and moths (and dragonflies!).

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 29th March 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 29th 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.

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 1st April 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Lincolnshire: Spring Indoor Meeting

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre Nr. Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch at our Spring Meeting. It promises to be a fascinating afternoon with two speakers: Patrick Barkham, well-known author of 'The Butterfly Isles' and our friend Allan Rodda from the Yorkshire Branch on butterfly conservation 'Off the Cuff'. Do come - you'll be very welcome...

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Surrey: Talk

Saturday 1st April 2017, 11.10am-11.40am
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Guildford

Hear Surrey Branch's Bill Downey talk about "Brilliant Butterflies" at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford...

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Glen Orrin Scrub Clearance Work Party

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, west of Muir of Ord

Another chance to help cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

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Highlands And Islands: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th April 2017: 10am
Charleston Academy, General Booth Road, Inverness

The Highlands and Islands Branch Annual General Meeting is held on the second Saturday in April each year (as long as that isn't Easter weekend) and the 2017 AGM will, as is usual, be held at the Charleston Academy in Inverness...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 9th April 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot)...

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Gloucestershire: Stroud Indoor Meeting

Monday 10th April 2017, 8pm-10pm
Minchinhampton, south-east of Stroud

Come along to the Gloucestershire Branch's indoor meeting in Minchinhampton, where Dr Caroline Bulman, Head of Species Ecology at Butterfly Conservation (BC), will talk to us about recent project work at BC...

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Cornwall:: Branch AGM

Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10am-4.30pm
St.Erme Community Centre, Trispen, north of Truro

You are warmly welcome to join the Cornwall Branch in opening “A box full of lepidoptera delights!” at our AGM in St. Erme Community Centre, Trispen. You don't need to be a member to attend - our event is open to all...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 23rd April 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...

Behind The Scenes At Landmark Butterfly House Carrbridge

Saturday 29th April 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
Landmark Forest Park, Carrbridge

A new Tropical Butterfly House has opened at this very popular family adventure venue. We will get a “behind the scenes” look at the running of the facility.

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th April 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, near West Stow Country Park

Join the Suffolk Branch on this fieldwork and photography butterfly walk (suitable for novices)...

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Suffolk: Spring Wood Celebration Day - Family Event

Monday 1st May 2017, 11am-4pm
Kiln Meadow, south-east Ipwich

Join the Suffolk Branch at Kiln Meadow (south-east Ipswich) for butterfly and other guided walks, woodland crafts and demonstrations, family activities, music, food and much more...

Kentish Glory Weekend

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May 2017, 7.30pm-11.30am
RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh

This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest.

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 10am-1pm
King’s Forest, Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see spring butterflies in King's Forest (north of Bury St Edmunds...

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Surrey: Talk

Thursday 11th May 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Come and enjoy a talk by Francis Kelly of the Surrey Branch: "Butterflies – the fun side" at Rowhill Field Centre in Aldershot...

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 10.30am
Tiger Hill, Bures St Mary (am) and Arger Fen (pm), north-west of Colchester

Join the Suffolk Branch for a walk to see butterflies and bluebells in Bures St Mary...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Bingham Linear Park, East Of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip to Bingham Linear Park (east of Nottingham) to see Spring butterflies, including, hopefully, Grizzled Skipper...