Events

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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Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: down/woodland species

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
St Martha’s & Newlands Corner, east of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newlands Corner; target: Dark Green Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 29th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Whitmoor Common, Worplesdon

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Whitmoor Common; target: Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

Meadow Browns

Cornwall: Open Day

Saturday 1st July 2017: 12pm
Penadlake, north-west of Looe

Philip (Chairman of the Cornwall Branch of Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, near Looe, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Meadows And Family Fun Day

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Brush up on your butterfly and plant ID skills with guided walks and photographic displays at one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). Held to celebrate Plantlife’s Magnificent Meadows Day, there will also be face-painting, craft activities and nature hunts for youngsters...

Field Trip: Sharpenhoe Clappers

Saturday 1st July 2017: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

Our quarry this time Dark Green Fritillaries, other summer species and orchids. Park and meet in the car park, TL0652295, off Sharpenhoe Road, Streatley, 10.30 a.m. Leader David Chandler

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

East Midlands: Field Trip Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Essex

Weekend Trip to Essex Target species: Heath Fritillary , White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies - also good for dragonflies.

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Bookham Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Bookham Common; target: Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

Field Trip: MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF PITSFORD RESERVOIR

Sunday 2nd July 2017: 9.00am
Pitsford Reservoir, Northamptonshire

A joint event between the Beds and Northants Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the Wildlife Trusts BCN to celebrate the moths and butterflies at Pitsford Reservoir. We will be meeting at 9am at the Fishing Lodge ready to open the moth trap with an expert from the Wildlife Trust. After this we will be given a short presentation about the moths at Pitsford Reservoir and then the opportunity to have a walk around the reserve to look for butterflies for the rest of the morning. Due to limited spaces booking is essential, please contact David James on dave.b.james@outlook.co.uk

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Field Trip

Tuesday 4th July 2017: 11am
Upton Towans, north-east of Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle, a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Cucknells Wood, Shamley Green

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Cucknells Wood; target: Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Field Trip Toton Sidings

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Toton Sidings, Long Eaton, south-west of Nottingham

Join this field trip to an area just north of Long Eaton full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White...

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Devon: Field Trip

Wednesday 5th July 2017: 1.00pm
Bircham Valley LNR Nr. Plymouth

Join us at Bircham Valley LNR for a walk looking for Marbled White, Common Blues, Small and Large Skipper ….

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 5th July 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...

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 6th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Epsom Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Epsom Common; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

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Suffolk: The Moths and Butterflies of Piper's Vale

Friday 7th July 2017: 8pm
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch for an evening's moth trapping in Ipswich. We shall meet up tomorrow morning to identify the moths and go for a butterfly walk...

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Suffolk: The Moths And Butterflies Of Piper's Vale

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Ipswich to examine the moths caught in last night's moth trap before they are released. We shall then go on a butterfly walk...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11am
Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point, south of Plymouth

Join the Cornwall Branch at Rame Head (south of Plymouth) for a field trip led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White, Small Heath, Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and...

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11.00am
Aish Tor Nr Poundsgate

Join the Devon Branch for a walk at Aish Tor looking for High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries.

Purple Emperor

East Midlands: Field Trip Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm
Fermyn Woods

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.

Purple Emperor

Field Trip to Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire's Fermyn Woods are ancient woodlands containing predominantly oak and ash, along with some conifer plantations, and are also one of the very best sites for the beautiful Purple Emperor butterfly. Do join us to see this amazing butterfly

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Borders Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Borders Wood, Owthorpe, south-east of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch for a circular walk (approximately 2 miles) using public footpaths and bridleways through Borders Wood, near Owthorpe. We are hoping to see woodland species of butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly Purple Emperor...

Field Trip: Salcey Forest

Sunday 9th July 2017: 10.30am
Salcey Forest

Repeating our successful field trip of last year with Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White and three possible Hairstreak species. Meet in the Horsebox car park on Midshires Way, Grid Ref. SP801509 at 10.30 a.m. Leaders: Douglas Goddard and Dave James.

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Holmwood Common, South Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Holmwood Common, then Inholms Clay Pit; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

Meadow Browns

Highlands And Islands: River Averon Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Ballavoulen, north-west of Alness

This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Heddon Valley, North Devon

Explore this rich butterfly habitat, which is one of the best High Brown Fritillary sites in north Devon...

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: Purple Emperor

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 11th July 2017: 11am
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...