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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Field Trip To Mid-Lincs Coast & Coastal Country Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mid-Lincs Coast & Lincs Coastal Country Park

Do join us for our first Field Trip of the year to see various Spring butterflies. In the morning we hope to walk the Coastal Path north to Moggs Eye. In the afternoon we intend to go south to Wolla Bank.

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am
Penhale, Cubert, near Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Friday 19th May 2017, 10.10am-3.00pm
Linlithgow Canal Centre, Linlithgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Linlithgow to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Suffolk: Moth Morning

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-12pm
Milden, south-east of Lavenham

Join the Suffolk Branch near Lavenham going through the previous night's moth catch, followed by a walk to look for caterpillars...

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Bo'ness, Stirlingshire

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Bo'ness to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

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East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm
Cotgrave Forest, south-east of Notttingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Drumpellier Country Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Glen Orrin Butterfly Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glen Orrin, West Of Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a third season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!

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Suffolk: Dingy Skipper Surveys

Monday 22nd May 2017
Kings Forest and Suffolk Brecklands

The Suffolk Branch will be running various Dingy Skipper surveys and walks around Kings Forest and the Suffolk Brecklands this week (subject to weather conditions and access restrictions)...

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10am-3pm
Water Of Leith visitor centre, Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Edinburgh's Water of Leith to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Pearl BF

Field Trip To Wyre Forest, Worcs & Shropshire

Saturday 27th May 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire & Shropshire

Wyre Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission, has excellent habitats for insects. We hope to visit a number of sites, aiming to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and possibly, the Wood White. Do join us for what promises to be an excellent day out.

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

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East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

Green Hairstreak

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 1pm
Chapel Porth, near St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk on the north coast near St Agnes...

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Woodside Nature Reserve

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.00am
Woodside Nature Reserve, Shipley, north of Ilkeston

Join the East Midlands Branch at this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Ilkeston, where we will hopefully see spring/summer butterflies including Dingy Skipper...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 1.00pm
DWT Meeth Quarry, Near Hatherleigh

Join the Devon Branch at Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh for a walk looking for Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak - and possibly Wall - butterflies, plus lots of day-flying moths...

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 10th June 2017: 1pm
Greenscombe Woods, Near Luckett (west of Tavistock)

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip just west of Tavistock to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006...

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East Midlands: Field Trip Pleasley Pit Country Park

Saturday 10th June 2017, 11.15am-2pm
Pleasley Pit Country Park, north-west of Mansfield

Join the East Midlands Branch for a walk in Pleasley Pit Country Park where we hope to see spring butterflies - particularly Dingy Skipper - and early dragonflies...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 17th June 2017, 11am-3pm
Cubert Common, near Crantock, west of Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch near Newquay looking out for a wide variety of butterflies (including Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-studded Blue and Small Heath) moths, other invertebrates and rare plants...

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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).

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.

Large Heath

Field Trip To Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Crowle Moors NNR

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Crowle Moors NNR

Crowle Moors 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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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...

Meadow Browns

Cornwall: Open Day

Saturday 1st July 2017: 12pm
Penadlake, north-west of Looe

Philip (Chairman of the Cornwall Branch of Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, near Looe, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes...

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

East Midlands: Field Trip Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Essex

Weekend Trip to Essex Target species: Heath Fritillary , White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies - also good for dragonflies.