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.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 1.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Easter Drumclair Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
Easter Drumclair, Limerigg, West Lothian

A very easy walk along a level track up to the moss at Easter Drumclair to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries there.

Child with butterfly

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 11.30am
Lower Westwood, Bradford-on-Avon

All welcome at this great FREE family day out, with guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale and more.

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Upton Towans Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 5th July 2016: 11.00am
between Hayle and Gwithian

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex, which is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

OVERSLEY WOOD Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 11.00am
OVERSLEY WOOD

Wednesday 6/07/2016 (11.00) - OVERSLEY WOOD Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Ruislip Woods, Reservoir Road, Ruislip

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch and Ruislip and District Natural History Society on a walk where we hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor butterflies.

Ringlet

Field Meeting

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Common Blue

Cumbria: Hutton Roof and Park Wood Nature Reserves

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
between Clawthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a walk where we hope to see a wide range of mid-summer butterfly species, including High Brown Fritillary, Grayling, Common Blue and Northern Brown Argus. Enjoy this limestone pavement with stunning views and understand the management work undertaken to benefit the different species.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Guided Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
St Catherine’s Point, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see high-summer butterflies including, hopefully, White-letter Hairstreaks.

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Lunchtime Butterfly Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Mudchute Farm Local Nature Reserve, Isle Of Dogs, Middlesex

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a leisurely lunchtime walk (no more than an hour long) through the park to introduce people to the delights of urban butterflies.

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Wiltshire: Chase Woods

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
just north of Sixpenny Handley

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore this mixed woodland that straddles both counties.

White Admiral

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Two Butterfly Walks

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Bricket Wood, Herts

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a morning walk to see White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. We will also be looking to repeat the sightings of Purple Emperor made in previous years from 12:30-3pm; bring a packed lunch and binoculars if you wish to stay for the afternoon.

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Suffolk: Red Lodge Butterflies & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.00am
Bury Saint Edmunds

Join us on this morning and/or afternoon tour of the open heath and woodland margins at Red lodge Heath SSSI to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Families welcome!

Purple Emperor

Field Meeting

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see the Purple Emperor and other summer butterflies.

White Admiral

Field Meeting

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk through Bowdown Wood, a BBOWT reserve near Newbury, in search of the White Admiral.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria: Mountain Ringlets at Haweswater

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Hartsop, Penrith

For this year's second Mountain Ringlet walk, we're revisiting Kidsty Pike / High Raise to see one of Lakeland's most thriving colonies of this butterfly.