You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.
BCNI team up with Lagan Valley Regional Park for a foray into the world of butterflies and moths.
Moth traps in the morning followed by a butterfly walk #ButterflyCount
Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.
Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
An exploratory walk on chalk downland
Butterfly picnic and walk in Mortimer Forest, targeting Silver-washed Fritillary and Essex Skipper
Join the Lincolnshire Branch for our annual Open Day, which includes a Guided Butterfly Walk. Highly suitable for families!
Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.
An opportunity for new members and learners to aid identification skills.
An invitation from BC member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection.
Butterfly Picnic & Walk to view the Silver-washed Fritillary in its forest home
A walk around the site led by Brian and Sue Roberts to discover the butterflies it contains.
We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.
Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.
An indoor training session in the morning A practical butterfly watching session will follow in the afternoon
Time to explore the moth traps before getting started with the #ButterflyCount
Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.
BCNI are delighted to team up with Ballyeamon Camping Barn and the Causeway Coast and Glens Landscape Partnership to bring you a moth night extravaganza.
Find out who we caught last night in our moths traps, before a trip out across the hills for a ramble and #ButterflyCount
A Guided Walk over diverse farmland habitats
A search for one of Shropshire's rarest butterflies
Meeting at The Bog car park for a butterfly walk, followed by afternoon tea at The Bog Tearoom.
Join Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a search for downland species on the National Nature Reserve including Dark Green Fritillary and woodland species.
Search for the caterpillars of the rare Small Chocolate-tip moth, recently rediscovered in the Borders.
This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. The day starts with a walk across Martin Down to see Dark Green Fritillary and downland species. After returning to the car park for lunch we will cross the A354 into Vernditch Chase woods at 14:00 to look for woodland species including White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.
Come and see butterflies at their peak flying time!
Managing blackthorn scrub for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly followed by butterfly walk
Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!
Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT
South Wiltshire Group to familiarise yourself with woodland butterflies and learn how a woodland can be managed for them.
Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.
Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.
Please note: This event has been CANCELLED
This is a really lovely wood with a variety of differing habitats, ponds, mixed woodland and large open areas. As such it lends itself to a selection of wildlife, a range of butterflies, moths and dragonflies have been recorded here.
Get up close and personal with bats and moths. Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals.
A visit to newly created chalk downland habitat
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing diversity of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!
Discover where the Scotch Argus lives - it could be our national butterfly!
Join us in a search for Silver-spotted Skipper on this superb downland site
Come and enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down and the fine views.
Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland walk.
A South Wiltshire Group walk.
Target Species: Small Copper, Comma, Common and Adonis Blue
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