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.

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.

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Field Trip: Clearbury Down

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

This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.

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Somerset And Bristol: Hatch Hill Big Butterfly Count

Sunday 9th August 2015
The Poldens, South Of Street

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this Big Butterfly Count event in the Poldens. Hatch Hill is also a fantastic site to see the Chalkhill Blue butterfly.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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Big Butterfly Day Out

Tuesday 25th August 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve

A day of wildlife related fun and activities at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

Brown Argus

Devon: Orley Common Butterfly Walk

Saturday 29th August 2015: 1.30pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot

Join the Devon Branch on this trip to find the Brown Argus butterfly.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Norfolk - Wild About Norfolk

Saturday 10th October 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.