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.

Moth Trapping

East Scotland Borders: Moth-ing @ Harestanes

Friday 26th August 2016, 8.00pm-10.30pm
Harestanes Country Visitor Centre

An opportunity to see some colourful late summer moths in the wooded areas of Harestanes Country Visitor Centre.

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Surrey: Ash Ranges

Saturday 27th August 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pirbright, between Farnborough and Guildford

Join Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch on this open dry heathland owned by the MoD. We will be looking for dragonflies and butterflies. Wellies are advised.

Woodland

Dorset: The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th August 2016
Stock Gaylard Park, south-east of Sherborne

Come and find the Dorset Branch stall at this 2-day fair, which is all about woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside . We will be on Conservation Row with a display of butterflies and moths, children’s activities and sales.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Groveridge Hill Field Trip

Sunday 28th August 2016, 2pm-4pm
Groveridge Banks, Brimpsfield, south of Cheltenham

If you missed the Selsley Common walk in June, join the Gloucestershire Branch for a second chance to see the beautiful Adonis Blue, as well as, we hope, a good selection of other butterflies. We will follow one of the new walks in the updated Butterfly walks in Gloucestershire booklet.

Brown Hairstreak

Kent: Field Trip to West Sussex

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11am
Steyning, West Sussex

Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th August 2016: 10.30am
Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve (NNR), south-east of Winchester

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this Natural England site where we are aiming to see Silver-Spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies and the spectacular view of the Meon Valley.

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Preston Down Brown Hairstreak Walk and Survey

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11.30am
near Paignton

Join the Devon Branch for two separate walks (11.30am or 1pm) looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies and their eggs. Surveying for eggs on the Blackthorn hedges will be shown, so you will be able to check your home patches of Blackthorn.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Newdigate Brickworks

Tuesday 30th August 2016, 11am-3pm
Newdigate, between Crawley and Dorking

Join Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch on a walk around this beautiful Wildlife Trust reserve, where we hope to see Brown Hairstreak butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Merrow / Pewley Downs

Thursday 1st September 2016, 11am-3pm
east Guildford

Join Nigel Jackman from the Surrey Branch on a trip to Merrow / Pewley Downs, where we hope to see Brown Hairstreak butterflies.

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Glasgow Botanics Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 2nd September 2016: 7.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0

Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it. Clyde Bat Group are also attending to take you on a bat walk & tell you about bats.

Small Copper

Wiltshire: Park Bottom Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 11am
Great Bottom, Stockton, Warminster

Join this South Wiltshire Group walk to see Small Copper, Comma, Common Blue and Adonis Blue butterflies.

Peacock

Northern Ireland: Kilcoan Gardens

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 10.30am
Kilcoan Gardens, Islandmagee

Join us in search of some migrant moths in the beautiful Kilcoan Gardens

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 10.30am
Old Winchester Hill National Nature Reserve (NNR), Warnford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site, where we hope to see Silver-Spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Clouded Yellow butterflies and other good flora and fauna.

Cows

Dorset: Dorset County Show

Sunday 4th September 2016
Dorchester Showground, north-east Dorchester

Come and find the Dorset Branch on Sunday at this busy show in the Bee Tent at the top of the field (look for the large BEES sign on top of the tent). We will have an Information and Display Stall and children’s activities, live moths and sales.

Brown Hairstreak

Norfolk: Field Trip To Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 4th September 2016, 11am-4pm
Chambers Farm Wood, Near Bardney, Lincs

Join the Norfolk Branch on a joint trip with the Lincolnshire Branch to look for the late emerging Brown Hairstreak butterfly.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Little Mead, Cranleigh

Tuesday 6th September 2016, 11am-3pm
Cranleigh, south of Guildford

Join Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch for a field trip to see Brown Hairstreak butterflies.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th September 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Priest Hill Field Trip

Thursday 8th September 2016, 11am-1pm
east Epsom

Join David Robinson from the Surrey Branch on a morning field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly.

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Cumbria: Moths at Grubbins Wood

Friday 9th September 2016: 8.30am
Arnside, Carnforth

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on our first moth event in this marvellous limestone woodland and grassland. Lights and traps will be used in differing habitats, hopefully to attract a large and varying range of species.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 10th September 2016: 7pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Marsh Fritillary Butterfly Larval Web Hunt

Saturday 10th September 2016: 1.30pm
Cookworthy Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Halwill Junction

Join the Devon Branch on a Marsh Fritillary larval web hunt and learn how to spot these webs of this beautiful endangered butterfly, as this is often the best way to record the strength of a colony.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Moths In Autumn

Saturday 17th September 2016, 2pm-10.30pm
Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beech, Essex

This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge.

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 17th September 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling uncleared areas.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10am-4pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Gardening For Butterflies at Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket

If you couldn't make the Spring Fair, come to Conservation Zone at the Plant Heritage Autumn Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. Suffolk Branch is unable to attend the event this year, but we are hoping to be present at the Plant Heritage Spring Fair in May 2017

Wall

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey

Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.

Red Admiral

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 25th September 2016, 12pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, south-east of Gloucester

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey. Members of the Gloucestershire Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.