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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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...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th June 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Small Heath

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 8th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Reigate Heath

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate Heath; target: heathland species

D Skipper

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...

Wood White

Suffolk: Wood White Event

Saturday 10th June 2017
Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire

Join the Suffolk Branch to see Wood White - and possibly Black Hairstreak - butterflies in the Salcey Forest. More information nearer the date...

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...

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 10th June 2017: 10.30am
Shabbington Wood, Bucks

Join us on a trip to look for the Black Hairstreak.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 2.30pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester, to enjoy the butterflies and birds. All welcome...

Comma Butterfly in garden

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Garden Festival

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10am
Whitchurch, east of Andover

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Hampshire Garden Festival and learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this beautiful location on the River Test near Whitchurch. Photographic displays, literature and badge making for children will also be available...

Swallowtail

Suffolk: Swallowtail Open Day

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10am
Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Wheatfen, Norfolk

All welcome to the Swallowtail Open Day at the Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Wheatfen, Norfolk. Bring lunch...

Silver-studded Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Fairmile Common, North Of Cobham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Fairmile Common; target: Silver-studded Blue

White Admiral

Work Party Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods Nr Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies, including the White Admiral.

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 15th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Priest Hill, East Of Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Priest Hill; target: Small Blue

Swallowtail ssp

Suffolk: Swallowtail Weekend

Friday 16th to Monday 19th June 2017
The Norfolk Broads

Join The Butterfly Isles author and Guardian writer Patrick Barkham across the border for a weekend of Swallowtail butterflies and other Norfolk wildlife. As well as daily excursions in, on (by boat) and around the Broads, Patrick will...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 16th June 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 17th June 2017: 10.30am
Felixstowe, east of Colchester

Join the Suffolk Branch on a long butterfly walk exploring river marshes and farmland around the Felixstowe Ferry area...

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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...

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 17th June 2017: 10.30am
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak species champion on a trip to see 'his' butterfly.

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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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).

Talk: Thirty Years With Northants Butterflies By Doug Goddard

Monday 19th June 2017: 7.00pm
Towcester Wildlife Group, The Old Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester

If you missed this talk at our social evening last November, it is being repeated to the Towcester Wildlife Group, The Old Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester Monday 19th June 2017 at 7 p.m.

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

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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...

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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...

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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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 trip to our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.

Field Trip: Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.00am
Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Open Day for the elusive Black Hairstreak. Park in the lane opposite the wood entrance, Grid Ref. TL006903 and join us in the wood from 10 a.m. The local Wildlife Trust will be on site in the afternoon. Leader: Douglas Goddard.