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.

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies and Moths of Yewbarrow

Monday 20th June 2016: 2.00pm
Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches on a field trip where we hope to see Least Minor and White-spotted Sable moths, and Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. We will also be searching for Duke of Burgundy eggs - a magnifying lens will be helpful for this.

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Cumbria: Moths at White Scar Quarry

Monday 20th June 2016: 9.45pm
Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on our first public moth event at this limestone grassland site, where extensive management work has been undertaken by our members.

Brentmoor Heath

Tuesday 21st June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
GU24 9PY, SU938613

Mike Weller

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Cambs And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 21st June 2016: 11.30am
Canvey Wick RSPB Reserve, Canvey Island, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a walk led by RSPB warden, Suzy Jones. It should be a good time for bees as well as for some butterflies, and this is our chance to learn more about the reserve and its special invertebrates.

Roundshaw Downs

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
CR8 3QL, TQ305628

Dave Warburton

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria: Butterflies of Allithwaite Quarry and Wartbarrow

Wednesday 22nd June 2016: 1.00pm
Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for an opportunity to see what we have done on our work parties on the access land of Wartbarrow and how much more butterfly-friendly the area is becoming. We hope to see Northern Brown Argus and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Butterfly Survey

Thursday 23rd June 2016: 10.30am
Shide Chalk Pit, Pan Hill Meadows And Pan Country Park, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch surveying these sites, which have lots of potential but have not been properly surveyed before.

Burnet and Marbled White

Field Meeting

Thursday 23rd June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Meadow Browns

North East England: Coatham Stob Field Trip

Friday 24th June 2016: 10.30am
Long Newton, west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on field trip to see the day-flying Forester moth, grassland butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Cheshire And Peak: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-11.00am
Leftwich, Northwich

The target species on this field trip is White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. The visit will last about one hour and will involve easy walking of no more than half a mile, although some may wish to explore further afield where many common species may be found.

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Cornwall: Moth Night At Wheal Busy

Saturday 25th June 2016: 9.00pm
near Chacewater, south-east of St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch on this moth night. Moth specialist Adrian Spalding will be leading the event and setting moth traps.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Aish Tor, Dartmoor, Devon

This Field Trip is for a week-end visit to Aish Tor, Dartmoor to see the rare High Brown Fritillary.

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Bramshott Common, north-east of Liphook

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at Bramshott Common, where we are aiming to see early Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland invertebrates.

Small Blue

Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

A field trip to see the Small Blue, as well as most of the common summer species.

Black Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Blackland Covert, Bucks

A joint meeting with the Bucks Invertebrate Group. Numbers are limited.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Aish Tor Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 1.30pm
between Poundsgate and Holne, west of Ashburton

Join the Devon Branch at this site which is excellent for High Brown Fritillary butterflies. This is a good opportunity to compare and contrast with Dark Green Fritillary, which is also on the wing.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join us on this guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat where you can see the Dark Green Fritilary butterfly and later we will look for species like the White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Duke of Burgundy Larvae Hunt

Sunday 26th June 2016: 10.30am
Butser Hill, south-west of Petersfield

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Norbury Park

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
RH5 6BQ, TQ158524

Tony Hoare

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Meadow Brown

Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Whitmoor Common

Thursday 30th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU3 3RN, SU987542

Francis Kelly

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths