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.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch for a butterfly walk to see early summer butterflies including, hopefully, Small Blue.

Small Blue

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

A field meeting targeting the Small Blue and other early summer butterflies.

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

Green Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: May Hill and Newent Woods

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Clifford, south-west of Newent

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

North Berwick Law Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
North Berwick Law, Lothians

A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Barry Buddon Nature Open Day

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

An annual outing to visit Barry Buddon MOD training centre with superb wildlife habitat. One of the best unspoilt sand dune systems on the east coast. Normally access is restricted but we have unlimited access for a day. Home to at least 16 species of butterfly including Small Blue, Grayling, Purple hairstreak and Green hairstreak

Moth Night Event

East Scotland: Angus - NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT

Thursday 9th June 2016, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Join the East Scotland Branch, local recorders and staff at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, as they identify moths caught in the previous nights traps and see more traps in action on National Moth Night.

Moth Night Event

Warwickshire: National Moth Night at Oversley Wood

Thursday 9th June 2016: 8.30pm
south-east of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this free National Moth Night event at Oversley Wood led by David Brown. This year the theme is Hawk-moths. Our target species tonight will be False Mocha, Pauper Pug, Pine Hawk-moth and Sciota hostilis.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Mothing Evening In Stratford Park

Friday 10th June 2016, 8pm-11.00pm
Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

Moth Night Event

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 9.15pm
Stanmore Country Park,Stanmore, Middlesex

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch for Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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Northern Ireland: Copeland Islands Recorders Weekend

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 4pm-5pm
Copeland Islands, Donaghadee

A first for BCNI, we will be travelling to the idyllic Copeland Islands for a relaxed weekend of recording and survey work, in partnership with the Copeland Bird Observatory, the Royal Entomological Society and Buglife.

Meadow Browns

North Wales - Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen Talk and Site Visit

Saturday 11th June 2016, 0.30pm-3.00pm
Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen

Join Victor Hitchings for an informative talk about his butterfly transect recording at Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen. We will then explore several different species of butterfly at this limestone grassland site. Meet at Llysfaen Village Hall, Dolwen Road, Llysfaen, LL29 8SS at 12-30pm.

Common Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Portsmouth City Council site, where we are aiming to see: Small Blue, Common Blue and Holly Blue butterflies. There are also spectacular views over the Solent.

Moth Trapping

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.30pm
Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moth Group for Moth Night, when moth trapping will take place through the woodland and along the various rides. Extra traps welcome, as we have a large expanse of wood that we can cover.

Les

Gloucestershire: Moths at Yew Tree Farm

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.30am-5.00pm
Thrupp Lane, Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for this event which is on the first day of Stroud Nature 2016. It will be combined with other activities during the day, both at the farm and at Stroud Brewery and is also a Moth Night Event. More details will be added nearer the event.

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Norfolk Moth Event - National Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10am
Foxley Wood NWT

Once again we are hosting our event for National Moth Night jointly with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this time at the ancient woodland site of Foxley Wood

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

Adonis Blue

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Dunmow Railway Cutting Field Trip

Sunday 12th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Dunmow, east of Bishop's Stortford, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch and members of the Friends of the Flitch Way on a walk to see common butterfly species, along with the orchids and other flora found on this chalkland cutting.