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.

Field Trip: Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
Stonedown Wood

South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition): This is a joint trip with the Dorset branch

Grayling

Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Small Blue

Devon: Butterfly Hunting On Braunton Burrows

Saturday 25th July 2015: 11.00am
Braunton, North Devon

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a beautiful butterfly walk, where it is possible to see the Small Blue and Brown Argus.

Butterfly ID day

East Scotland - Perthshire - Butterfly ID Day

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
RSPB Loch Leven (Vane Farm)

A Butterfly Identification day to get you set up for spotting and recording. And it's in the middle of the summer's Big Butterfly Count too!

Child with butterfly

Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies (e.g. Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus) and anything else of interest, such as Golden-ringed Dragonflies. Then, late afternoon or early evening we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies as they habitually gather in the tops of oak trees.

Northern Ireland: Crom joint field trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

Purple Hairstreak

Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

Field Trip: Clearbury Down

Saturday 8th August 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Clearbury Down

This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.

Clouded Yellow

Kynance Cove Butterflies

Sunday 9th August 2015: 11.00am
Kynance Cove, Near The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species.

Wood White

Devon: Humble Glades Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th August 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Undercliffs National Nature Reserve

Join the Devon Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will be on the look-out for a second brood of Wood White butterflies.

Field Trip: Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

Saturday 15th August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

This is a re-visit with the Dorset branch to this reserve at the South West corner of the county. This time we are looking for Chalkhill Blue.

East Scotland: Angus - Bary Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site

Field Trip: Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

Sunday 16th August 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

There is a strong colony of Silver-spotted Skipper at this location. Depending on the size of the party the afternoon meeting will visit another location looking for Brown Hairstreak.

Dark Green Fritillary

Lands End Butterfly Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015: 10.30am
Gwennap Head And Porthgwarra, Near Land’s End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location to search for Grayling butterflies, Dark Green Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows and many more!

Adonis Blue

Devon: Joint Butterfly Walk With Dorset Branch

Sunday 16th August 2015: 11.00am
Fontmell Down, Salisbury, Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on this joint event with the Dorset Branch to visit this wonderful site, where you can see the Silver-spotted Skipper, Brown Argus, Chalk Hill Blue and the second brood of Adonis Blue.

Field Trip: Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

Saturday 22nd August 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

This visit is to explore one of the walks from the Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire booklet. Bring a packed lunch.

Field Trip: Ballard Down (Dorset)

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ballard Down (Dorset)

This joint trip with Dorset Branch is targeting good views of Adonis Blue and other high summer species. Bring a packed lunch.