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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 10am-0pm
Broxbourne Wood Nature Reserve, west of Hoddesdon

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk near Broxbourne to see woodland butterflies, especially the Silver-washed Fritillary. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

Wood White

West Midlands: Wood White Heritage Event

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 11am-3pm
Wigmore Rolls, Leominster

Join the West Midlands Branch on a Wood White butterfly walk and survey at Wigmore Rolls. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not...

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Coombs Dale

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Coombs Dale, Calver, Peak District National Park

Join the East Midlands Branch on a morning's field trip in the Peak District, where we hope to see Dark-green Fritillary, Brown Argus and other summer butterflies..

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 9.10am-4.00pm
Great Train Journey East: Dorking Deepdene-Betchworth

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...

Grayling

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Bossington, near Porlock, west of Dunster

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at this rugged coastal site, which has stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir. The principal target species is the Grayling butterfly, but other species likely to be present include Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown and...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 26th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 10am-0.30pm
Waterford Heath, north of Hertford

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for a walk to see summer butterflies and wildlife. This walk has been organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested.This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Thursday 27th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Brean Down, Near Weston-super-Mare

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at this idyllic site for a walk where we will be looking for Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus, Grayling, Marbled White and other species of butterfly, as well as some interesting flora...

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East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join the East Scotland Branch, National Trust for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night -flying creatures...

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Friday 28th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Hexton Chalk Pit, west of Hitchin

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) for a walk near Hitchin to see Chalk Hill Blue and other summer butterflies. The walk has been organised by HMWT, so a donation of £3 will be requested...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 29th July 2017: 10.30am
Paices Wood, Aldermaston, Berks

Join us on a walk to look at the varied habitats of this country parkland. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Crickley Hill, east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Crickley Hill (east of Gloucester) to celebrate Big Butterfly Count. This Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there is guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight...

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Northern Ireand: Magilligan BioBlitz & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-11am
Benone Tourist Complex, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation NI at this 24-hour BioBlitz where we will be asking you to help us record all the wildlife you find in the area, including butterflies and moths!

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Kent: Denge Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017
Waltham

Join the Kent Branch on a walk looking for summer butterflies.

Ringlet

Sussex: Keep the Ridge Green Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Brighton

Join Jamie from the Sussex Branch for a lovely walk in the Brighton and Lewes Down Biosphere looking for summer butterflies of the South Downs. We hope to see Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, blues, skippers, whites and some moths...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 1.30pm
Godolphin Woods, near Townshend, south-east of Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods near Townshend, south-east of Hayle. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera, but the target species will be Purple Hairstreak butterflies - bring binoculars!...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood Field Trip

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, North-east Of Corby

Join the Beds and Northants branch on this field trip to a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015...

Forest

East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters...

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Oven Bottom, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Grayling

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), where we will gather for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach) to look for...

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
West Harting Down, north-east o Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk near Waterlooville, where we hope to see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This is a beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie), covering identification of moths along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. We will look through moth traps run the night before. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50 RSPB Members £10

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download an

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Reigate & Colley Hills

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate & Colley Hills; target: Silver-spotted Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. This is an opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

Blue

Lincolnshire: Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit, Near Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

Red Admiral

Northern Ireland: RHS Britain in Bloom with Castlereagh Borough Council

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 10am-1pm
Hillsborough Play Park,Hillsborough, south-west of Belfast

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at this RHS Britain in Bloom at Hillsborough with Castlereagh Borough Council. We want to encourage more people to plant and manage their gardens for wildlife. There’ll be lots of information and motivation handed out for children to grown-ups...

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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Child Okeford, North-west Of Blandford Forum

Join us on this guided butterfly walk on Hambledon Hill and take part in the Big Butterfly Count while you are here!