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.

Silver-studded Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk On Sandford Heath

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Holton Heath NNR, Sandford, nr Wareham

The Dorset Branch will be joining local enthusiasts to study the ecology of this lowland heath with Silver-studded Blue and Grayling as target butterfly species.

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views. It's also a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

A walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Aldbury Nowers, near Tring

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (donation of £3 requested) for a chance of seeing Dark Green Fritillary butterflies.

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Butter Wood, Greywell, east of Basingstoke

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip aiming to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

West Midlands: Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Doward, north-east of Monmouth, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk in the Doward, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Phepson Farm, near Droitwich, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Phepson Farm. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 2pm
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at our Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust.. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

White Admiral

Gloucestershire: Lower Woods

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
east of Wickwar (north of Yate)

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, as well as other species.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 1.30pm
Gamlingay Wood, north-east of Sandy

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on walk to admire the summer butterflies; hopefully Silver-washed Fritillaries will be out in profusion.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 1.30pm
Gamlingay Wood, Gamlingay, Cambs

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch for a walk to admire the summer butterflies; hopefully Silver-washed Fritillaries will be out in profusion. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016: 11am
Monkwood, Sinton Green, North-west Of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Monkwood reserve, which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Purple Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Northwood Cemetery, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Purple Hairstreak and other summer butterflies.

Tiger Moth

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Farley Mount Country Park, west of Winchester

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Hampshire County Council and Forestry Commission site, where we are aiming to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Dark-Green Fritillary and Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies and Tiger Moths.

White Admiral

Sussex: Butterflies For Beginners At Warnham Butterfly Reserve

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Warnham Nature Reserve, Horsham

This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex.

Grayling

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Chobham Common, Surrey

The Surrey and South West London Branch have invited us on a morning walk, to hopefully see Grayling butterflies. All welcome.

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Baccombe Hill, Wendover, Bucks

A visit to the newly acquired BBOWT reserve at Baccombe Hill, looking for summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, west of Peterborough, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch at Fineshade Wood, a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015.

Northern Brown Argus

East Scotland: Pease Bay Field Trip

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Cockburnspath, East Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch on a trip to this local nature reserve (LNR) to see the Northern Brown Argus butterfly colonies there. A walk up the glen later may also allow us to see Speckled Wood.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 11.00am
Crook Peak, west of Axbridge

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch for a walk on Crook Peak, which holds a good range of limestone grassland butterfly species with Grayling, Marbled White and Brown Argus numbered amongst them.

Essex Skipper

West Midlands: Butterfly ID Workshop

Tuesday 19th July 2016: 11am
Wessington Pasture, Woolhope, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust at this woodland reserve. The main aim is to help people monitor the spread of the Essex Skipper butterfly in the county. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Grayling

West Midlands: Grayling Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 20th July 2016: 11am
Malvern North Hill, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch on a walk to see Grayling butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.