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.

North Wales

Saturday 20th June 2015, 2pm-4pm
Clocaenog Forest

Saturday 20 June, 2.00pm, Clocaenog Forest. Joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust. To see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony and hear about its long term research that Butterfly Conservation has been carrying out. Meet in Bod Petryal car park at SJ037510 before car-sharing into the forest. Leader Jan Miller and Clare Williams(BC). Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, first come first served!; please book with Ian Gorton iangorton180969@btinternet.com ,Tel; 07966 154608

Hawk Moth

Cambridgeshire and Essex

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
Bat and moth nights, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

A Ranger Service Event in association with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Shapwick Heath NNR

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Between Shapwick and Westhay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will look for Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary amongst others.

Field Trip: Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Chase Woods

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore and do some recording too. If possible, bring a clipboard and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 118 covering the area.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Bowdown Wood, Berks

Join us on a field trip to see the White Admiral, led by its champion.

Silver-studded Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 5th July 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Silchester Common, Hampshire

Join us on a trip to see the SIlver-studded Blue in a neighbouring county.

North Wales

Sunday 5th July 2015, 2pm-3.30pm
Swch Maes Gwyn

Sunday 5th July 2014, 2.00pm, Large Heath search at Grid Ref SH852538 Swch Maes Gwyn This is a chance to see the rare Large Heath butterfly. Those wishing to attend this visit are advised to contact Ian Gorton on 07966 154608 to reserve a place as booking is essential. Please call Ian prior to setting off on the day to check that the visit is still going ahead. Wellingtons are essential. This event is not suitable for young children due to the boggy ground at the site.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

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Highlands And Islands - ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

We will walk north along the shore-line cliffs. When we did this trip in 2014 we saw an amazing twelve species of butterfly, including the target species.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Salcey Forest.

A further visit to Salcey Forest searching for Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak - Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 10.30 a.m. Leader Doug Goddard.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.

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Devon: Butterflies Of The Bovey Valley Woodland

Saturday 11th July 2015: 1.30pm
Lustleigh, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch to look for woodland species, including the Silver-washed Fritllary, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Hairstreak.

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI on the half of the moss that is still left after the extraction for garden peat one the rest of the moss. We would like to find out if the Large Heath butterfly is still present on the half of the moss that is still there.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

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Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.