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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11am
Priddy Mineries, near Wells, the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk near Wells, 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, Small Heath butterflies and Chimney Sweeper moths...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11.00am
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Join the Devon Branch at Lydford Old Railway Reserve on a walk looking for the rare Heath Fritillary. (BC members only).

D Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Ardersier Butterfly Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Ardersier Common

We’ll have a walk around the Ardersier Common area looking for Small Blue. Other species could include Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 18th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Box Hill; target: Dark Green Fritillary

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Kent: West Blean Wood

Sunday 18th June 2017: 10.30am
West Blean Woods

Join us for a field trip to see the Heath Fritillary

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 9am
Landseer Park, south Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see grassland, woodland and heath butterflies in the south Ipswich area...

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out!

Ringlet

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Roundshaw Downs, Wallington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Roundshaw Downs; target: grassland species

Small Heath

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 11am
Haddon Hill & Haddon Moor, Upton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Haddon Hill, a moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where Heath Fritillary is the prime species. We also hope to find Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath here, amongst others. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding...

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Cumbria: Rusland Horizons Training Workshop - Focus on Fritillaries

Friday 23rd June 2017
Indoors and outside, Grizedale Forest Centre, Ambleside

Get to know the rare Fritillary butterflies living in the Rusland Horizons area. How do you tell the difference between the very rare High Brown and the more common Dark Green? How is the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Identification Evening

Friday 23rd June 2017, 9pm-10.30pm
Thorley Wash Nature Reserve (Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust)

Join the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer Jenny and local moth expert Graeme Smith for an evening at Thorley Wash discovering the wonderful moth species found in the Stort Valley...

Silver-studded Blue

Sussex: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Iping And Stedham Commons,

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk to find Silver-studded Blue butterflies and the Common Heath moth at Iping and Stedham Commons...

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Broxhead Common, south of Farnham

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland flora and fauna at this Hampshire County Council Local Nature Reserve near Borden...

Large Heath

Lincolnshire: Field Trip To Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Crowle Moors NNR

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10am-4.30pm
Crowle Moors National Nature Reserve (NNR)

Crowle Moors National Nature Reserve (NNR) is one of the richest lowland peat vegetation areas in the north of England and home of the Large Heath, our target species for this Field Trip. Do join us to view this astonishing areal.

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Yorkshire: Reserve Open Day

Saturday 24th June 2017: 1.00pm
Shipley Station Meadow Reserve, north of Bradford

Join the Yorkshire Branch at our reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

Join us on a field trip at our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.

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Suffolk: Identification And Recording Event

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Holywells Park for an identification and recording training event which is suitable for novices...

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 24th June 2017: 8.30pm till late
Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow Nature Reserve, Bubbenhall, south-east of Coventry

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's (WWT) newest Nature Reserve (NR) for the first of two moth nights. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species including Birch Mocha, Lobster moth and Red-necked...

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Northern Ireland: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Cushleake Mountain, south-east of Ballycastle

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on a visit to Cushleake Mountain, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which has been described as probably the best upland bog that the National Trust owns in the whole of the UK...

Marsh Frit

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.30am
Strawberry Bank And Daneway Banks, Gloucestershire

Join the Warwickshire Branch for this out-of-county butterfly walk (Oakridge Lynch, Glos), which will focus on seeing the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, which is usually found in good numbers at Strawberry Banks. The reserve also supports several other interesting butterfly species and is great for wild flowers, including Wild Columbine and Lesser Butterfly Orchid and the elusive Hazel Dormouse...

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Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserve

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sherborne, Quarr LNR And Terrace Meadows SNCI

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 1.00pm
Ashclyst Forest nr. Exeter

Join the Devon Branch for a walk in Ashclyst Forest (near Exeter) which is a good site for White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies, as well as the rather spectacular Scarlet Tiger moth...

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Caterpillar Hunt

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.30am
Butser Hill, north of Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a caterpillar Hunt on Butser Hill. We also hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies. This was a successful and popular field trip in 2015 and 2016 - let’s see if we can do even better this year...

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

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Moth Night

Monday 26th June 2017: 9pm
Afton Marsh, Freshwater Bay

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Freshwater Bay for moth trapping and search for Sclerocona acutellus...

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

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 28th June 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out!