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.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Mothing Evening In Stratford Park

Friday 10th June 2016, 8pm-11.00pm
Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

Common Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Portsmouth City Council site, where we are aiming to see: Small Blue, Common Blue and Holly Blue butterflies. There are also spectacular views over the Solent.

Moth Trapping

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.30pm
Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moth Group for Moth Night, when moth trapping will take place through the woodland and along the various rides. Extra traps welcome, as we have a large expanse of wood that we can cover.

FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.00am
FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS

Saturday 11/06/2016 (11.00) - FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Les

Gloucestershire: Moths at Yew Tree Farm

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.30am-5.00pm
Thrupp Lane, Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for this event which is on the first day of Stroud Nature 2016. It will be combined with other activities during the day, both at the farm and at Stroud Brewery and is also a Moth Night Event. More details will be added nearer the event.

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

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Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 12th June 2016: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

Adonis Blue

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Dunmow Railway Cutting Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Dunmow, east of Bishop's Stortford, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch and members of the Friends of the Flitch Way on a walk to see common butterfly species, along with the orchids and other flora found on this chalkland cutting.

Painted

Gloucestershire: Butterflies of Bisley Road Cemetery

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Stroud

Join Sue Smith from the Gloucestershire Branch; she will give an introductory talk then lead a walk through the cemetery, which is a nature reserve and comprises the Victorian Chapel of Rest, old gravestones, unimproved limestone grassland, scrub, plantation woodland, specimen trees and boundary walls.

Large Heath

Lancashire: Heysham Moss Nature Reserve Walk

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 10.00am-0.30pm
south of Heysham, Morecambe

Join the Lancashire Branch at Heysham Moss Nature Reserve (Lancashire Wildlife Trust), where we will be shown around by Steve Ryder, LWT warden. We hope to see Large Heath and other coastal butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Selsley Common Guided Walk

Friday 17th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
South-west Of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this walk across Selsley Common. We will be mainly looking for Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Blue, Common Blue, Adonis Blue and Small Heath butterflies. There are also a lot of wild flowers, so with luck we will see both Bee and Fragrant Orchids.

Orange Tip

Cornwall: Open Farm Day

Saturday 18th June 2016: 2.00pm
north-west of Looe

Philip (Chair of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides.

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

Saturday 18th June 2016: 1.00pm
Shipley (north of Bradford)

Join the Yorkshire Branch at this reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.

Green Hair

Devon: Heddon Valley Field Trip

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
near Lynton, North Devon

Join the Devon Branch for a two-hour walk in one of the best butterfly sites in Devon. Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Green Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies may all be seen.

Marbled White

Somerset And Bristol: Haddon Hill and Haddon Moor

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
near Upton, east of Dulverton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where . Heath Fritillary is the prime species. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath butterflies, as well as appreciable botanical interest.

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies and Moths of Yewbarrow

Monday 20th June 2016: 2.00pm
Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches on a field trip where we hope to see Least Minor and White-spotted Sable moths, and Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. We will also be searching for Duke of Burgundy eggs - a magnifying lens will be helpful for this.

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Cambs And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 21st June 2016: 11.30am
Canvey Wick RSPB Reserve, Canvey Island, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a walk led by RSPB warden, Suzy Jones. It should be a good time for bees as well as for some butterflies, and this is our chance to learn more about the reserve and its special invertebrates.