Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.
Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.
Join us at the annual ‘Hats off to Forthill’ family celebration! Family activities, music and more...
BCNI team up with Lagan Valley Regional Park for a foray into the world of butterflies and moths.
Moth traps in the morning followed by a butterfly walk #ButterflyCount
Family Fun Day: Come and find out about all the wildlife and conservation work happening around the Glens of Antrim.
Join us for this suitable-for-families Grand Moth Night with up to 6 powerful MV lights and 100+ species guaranteed! Bring warm clothing & stout footwear.
Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.
Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some 6 plus lights in various areas - we are hoping for some 100 macro moths.
Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
An exploratory walk on chalk downland
Butterfly picnic and walk in Mortimer Forest, targeting Silver-washed Fritillary and Essex Skipper
Join the Yorkshire Branch in their search for Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.
Join the Lincolnshire Branch for our annual Open Day, which includes a Guided Butterfly Walk. Highly suitable for families!
Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.
An opportunity for new members and learners to aid identification skills.
An invitation from BC member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection.
Butterfly Picnic & Walk to view the Silver-washed Fritillary in its forest home
International Bog Day! Fun guaranteed.
A walk around the site led by Brian and Sue Roberts to discover the butterflies it contains.
We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.
Come and help us set up some moth traps before our Butterfly hunt tomorrow.
Recorders will be on hand to help you identify a wide range of wildlife species; butterflies, dragonflies, birds, coastal plants, freshwater invertebrates etc.
An all day visit to this NWT site
Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.
An indoor training session in the morning A practical butterfly watching session will follow in the afternoon
Time to explore the moth traps before getting started with the #ButterflyCount
There will be moths to see and you can pick up copies of the Big Butterfly Count charts #ButterflyCount
An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.
Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.
Tentsmuir butterfly walk was planned for July/August - now CANCELLED
BCNI are delighted to team up with Ballyeamon Camping Barn and the Causeway Coast and Glens Landscape Partnership to bring you a moth night extravaganza.
Join us in the magnificent setting of Falkland Palace to find what moths are living in the orchard and gardens.
Find out who we caught last night in our moths traps, before a trip out across the hills for a ramble and #ButterflyCount
We will be cutting and pulling up small birches that are beginning to spread across the open bog, and we will also survey of the bog to see if we can find the Large Heath butterfly, alongside other butterflies and day-flying moths.
A Guided Walk over diverse farmland habitats
Chaddesley Wood Moth Night
A search for one of Shropshire's rarest butterflies
Meeting at The Bog car park for a butterfly walk, followed by afternoon tea at The Bog Tearoom.
Join Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a search for downland species on the National Nature Reserve including Dark Green Fritillary and woodland species.
Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.
Search for the caterpillars of the rare Small Chocolate-tip moth, recently rediscovered in the Borders.
This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. The day starts with a walk across Martin Down to see Dark Green Fritillary and downland species. After returning to the car park for lunch we will cross the A354 into Vernditch Chase woods at 14:00 to look for woodland species including White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.
Come and see butterflies at their peak flying time!
Managing blackthorn scrub for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly followed by butterfly walk
An all day trip for summer butterflies.
Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!
Join us in Devilla Forest to see what moths live in this great forestry location.
Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT
South Wiltshire Group to familiarise yourself with woodland butterflies and learn how a woodland can be managed for them.
Sharpenhoe Clappers Target species Chalkhill Blue and other summer butterflies
Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.
Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.
Please note: This event has been CANCELLED
Beginners and experts are welcome to come along and test their identification skills.
Join us for a trip to Aston Rowant searching for Silver-spotted Skippers, Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus.
This is a really lovely wood with a variety of differing habitats, ponds, mixed woodland and large open areas. As such it lends itself to a selection of wildlife, a range of butterflies, moths and dragonflies have been recorded here.
Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit Reserve neat and tidy for the Summer!
Get up close and personal with bats and moths. Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals.
A visit to newly created chalk downland habitat
Moth traps will be set around the Visitor Centre and adjacent parts of the reserve.
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing diversity of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!
Discover where the Scotch Argus lives - it could be our national butterfly!
The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.
Join us in a search for Silver-spotted Skipper on this superb downland site
This south facing steep downland in Dorset still holds a good colony of Silver-spotted Skipper. This is a South Wiltshire Group event and joint trip with the Dorset Branch.
Come and enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down and the fine views.
Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated!
Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland walk.
An illustrated talk by Avril Monteath.
An all day visit for our last summer butterfly to emerge, Brown Hairstreak.
The purpose of this joint field trip with the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Branches is to target the Brown Hairstreak. Do join us.
This visit is to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak adults.
A South Wiltshire Group walk.
Target Species: Small Copper, Comma, Common and Adonis Blue
Join us for another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper.
Talks, photographic competition and AGM
Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat about the wonderfully warm and sunny season we have just had.
N.B. Please note change of date from that originally stated (to avoid the Ryder Cup!).
Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.
Join us for the annual Members' Day and AGM at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.
Brown Hairstreak egg surveys
Branch AGM And Members Day
“A Journey across Papua New Guinea”. An illustrated talk by Ann Duff.
Contact: Judy Dunmore, Tel: 01263 822550