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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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 1.30pm
Lundy Bay, north-east of Polzeath

Join the Cornwall Branch for a beautiful walk along one of our National Trust butterfly transects. We hope to see a selection of butterfly species on the walk, which will be led by Sarah Stevens, National trust Ranger...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Totternhoe Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Totternhoe Knolls, West Of Dunstable

Join the Beds and Northants Branch looking for Chalk Hill Blue and other butterfly species at Totternhoe Knolls, near Dunstable. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Purple Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10.30am
Sinah Warren, Hayling Island

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on this area of scrubby oak, where observations of Purple Hairstreak butterflies should be easy. We may also possibly see Graylings. This is the last day of Big Butterfly Count - why not download an ID chart and...

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Warwickshire: Open Day At our Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve, south-east of Coventry

Everyone is welcome to our open day at Ryton Wood Meadows reserve. Pop along and find out more about some of our key butterflies, the work of Butterfly Conservation and our dedicated team of volunteers. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sussex: Butterflies of the Eastbourne Downs

Sunday 6th August 2017, 10am-12.30pm
Beachy Head, West Sussex

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk over the Eastbourne Downs looking for rare chalk grassland butterflies on a circular route around this iconic landscape. We hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Chalk Hill Blue amongst other species. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
Coatham Stob, south-west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on the last day of Big Butterfly Count for a guided walk at Coatham Stob. We hope to see Essex Skipper and Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

Grayling

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 8th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grayling.

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 8th August 2017: 11.00am
Greenham Common, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for Grayling and other summer butterflies.

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 9th August 2017, 2pm-4pm
Swells Hill, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk south of Stroud where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Friday 11th August 2017: 11.00am
Shirburn Hill, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for Silver-Spotted Skipper and other chalk downland species.

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Westbury Beacon BC Reserve, on the Mendips scarp, north of Wells

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. This is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies, with Small Skippers, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Gatekeeper....

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 12th August 2017: 10.30am
Hundred Acre Piece, Mortimer, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for the Grayling butterfly.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Lancashire: Brown Hairstreak Butterfly Search

Saturday 12th August 2017
Gait Barrows And Coldwell Parrock, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch on a search for Brown Hairstreak butterflies on their assembly trees at these two prime sites in Silverdale....

Lulworth Skipper

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017: 11am
Ballard Down, near Swanage, Dorset

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this trip to Ballard Down in Dorset to look for summer migrants and familiarise yourself with downland butterflies. If the season isn’t too advanced, there's a chance of seeing the odd Lulworth Skipper...

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 12th August 2017: 8.30pm till late
Rowley Fields, Welcombe Hills, near Stratford -upon-Avon

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Rowley Fields for a Moth Night. This large expense of ancient grassland, hedgerows and copse supports a wide range of moth species so, weather permitting, our moths should be busy all night...

Brown Hairstreak

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017: 11am
RSPB Otmoor, north east of Oxford

Join the Warwickshire Branch at RSPB Otmoor, where we shall be searching for Brown Hairstreak butterflies, but keeping one eye on the sky and an ear open for Turtle Dove and other birds too...

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 13th August 2017: 10.30am
RSPB North Warren, Aldeburgh

Join the Suffolk Branch on a butterfly walk at RSPB North Warren, where 22 butterfly species have been spotted...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woodlands and Howe Ridding Wood

Sunday 13th August 2017, 10am-2pm
Witherslack, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) for a guided walk at Witherslack, where we are aiming to see Silver-washed, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies, as well at Common Blues...

Common Blue

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017: 11am
Kynance Cove, west of Lizard

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

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 13th August 2017: 10.30am
Kimble Rifle Range, Monks Risborough, Bucks

Join us on a walk to look for Chalk Hill Blue, Silver-Spotted Skipper and day-flying moths.

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Box Hill; target: Blues, incl. Adonis & Chalkhill; Silver-spotted Skipper.

Scotch Argus

Cumbria: Butterflies and Wildlife Management of Smardale Gill

Tuesday 15th August 2017, 10am-3pm
Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, near Kirkby Stephen

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) at their nature reserve near Kirkby Stephen, where we hope to see Scotch Argus butterflies plus, hopefully, another dozen common species...

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 16th August 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bookham Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Bookham Common; target: Brown Hairstreak.

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 16th August 2017: 10.30am
Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon

Join us on our annual search for the Brown Hairstreak.

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Thursday 17th August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch to see butterflies on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Moth Trapping

East Scotland: Moths At Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Friday 18th August 2017, 8.15pm-10.15pm
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh

Join the East Scotland Branch at Harestanes and discover moths on a summer's evening; late summer is a great time to see beautiful moths of all kinds...

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Cumbria: Moths at Allithwaite Quarry

Friday 18th August 2017: dusk till late
Allithwaite Quarry, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for a late summer visit to this site near Grange-over-Sands, where well over moth 100 species have already been recorded. Subject to cancellation if wet, cold or windy...