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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Dorset: Guided Walk - Cashmoor Down

Thursday 25th May 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Cashmoor, north-east of Blandford

Join the Dorset Branch near Blandford on a guided walk to see spring butterflies...

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 27th May 2017: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Berks

Join us on a field trip targeting the Adonis Blue and other spring species.

Pearl BF

Field Trip To Wyre Forest, Worcs & Shropshire

Saturday 27th May 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire & Shropshire

Wyre Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission, has excellent habitats for insects. We hope to visit a number of sites, aiming to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and possibly, the Wood White. Do join us for what promises to be an excellent day out.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Merrow & Pewley Downs, East Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Gardening for Butterflies

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, East Of Stowmarket

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children's activities...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a trip to Pitstone Qaurry for the Small Blue and other late spring species

D Skipper

East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for Black Hairstreak pupae.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Clandon Wood Burial Reserve, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Clandon Wood Burial Reserve; target: Small Blue

Blue

Work Party Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 1st June 2017: 2.00pm
Yoesden Bank, Bucks

Join us on a trip to see Adonis Blue and other early summer species.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11.00am
Bradenham Bucks

Join us on a trip to see the Small Blue along with other early summer butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: Adonis Blue

Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Stratford Tony Down, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland at Stratford Tony Down in south Wiltshire.

Green Hairstreak

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 1pm
Chapel Porth, near St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk on the north coast near St Agnes...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Howell Hill, Cheam

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Howell Hill; target: Small Blue

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 1.00pm
DWT Meeth Quarry, Near Hatherleigh

Join the Devon Branch at Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh for a walk looking for Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak - and possibly Wall - butterflies, plus lots of day-flying moths...

Child with butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Fleet Pond Wildlife Day

Sunday 4th June 2017, 11am-2pm
Boathouse Corner Cove Road, Fleet, Hampshire

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch will be on hand at this popular free Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve (NR), run by Hart DC Countryside Services. There will be guided butterfly walks, craft activities for children and photographic displays...

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.30am
Shotover Hill And Brasenose Wood, Oxon

Join us on a joint field meeting with Shotover Wildlife.

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Woodside Nature Reserve

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.00am
Woodside Nature Reserve, Shipley, north of Ilkeston

Join the East Midlands Branch at this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Ilkeston, where we will hopefully see spring/summer butterflies including Dingy Skipper...