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.

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Surrey Branch: Thursley Common

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
South Of Guildford, Surrey SU899416, GU8 6LW

Join the Surrey Branch on a field trip to this National Nature Reserve, one of the largest remaining fragments of Surrey heath which includes areas of lowland heath, mire and woodland.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th July 2015, 3.00pm-5.00pm
Hagbourne, Oxfordshire

Join us on an afternoon walk along part of the disused railway line which runs from Didcot to Newbury. It is also a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Oven Bottom, Oxfordshire

Join us on a visit to Aston Upthorpe Downs to look for butterflies of high summer and to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Field Trip: Wimbledon Common

Sunday 26th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Surrey TQ229724, SW19 5NR

Join the Surrey Branch on this trip to Wimbledon Common to see what butterflies are about and to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest (Sandridge, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch on a leisurely, circular walk to see a vivid display of summer butterflies.

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Sussex Branch: Swanborough Hill Moths & Butterflies

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Swanborough Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Risby Common

Sunday 26th July 2015: 11.00am
Risby Common, Lincolnshire

Join the East Midlands Branch and explore this area of common land near the medieval villages of High & Low Risby near Scunthorpe. We will be looking for Grayling butterflies and you can do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Cumbria: Moth Field Trip

Monday 27th July 2015: 9.30pm
White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

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

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Therfield Heath (near Royston, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch for a morning walk to see summer and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Field Trip: Reigate & Colley Hills

Thursday 30th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Surrey TQ263523, RH2 9RP

Join the Surrey Branch at Reigate & Colley Hills to see what butterflies are around and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Cumbria: Moth trapping

Friday 31st July 2015: 9.00pm
Smardale Gill

Join the Cumbria Branch for an evening of moth trapping at this beautiful National Nature Reserve.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Purple Hairstreak

Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

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Field Trip: Vale End, Albury

Saturday 1st August 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Surrey TQ042478, GU5 9BE

A chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom joint field trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.