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.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Gardening for Butterflies

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, East Of Stowmarket

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children's activities...

Duke of Burgundy

Yorkshire: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.30am
Hawnby, North York Moors

Join the Yorkshire Branch on a visit to Hawnby (east of Northallerton) where we hope to the Duke of Burgundy butterfly...

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...

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...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a trip to Pitstone Qaurry for the Small Blue and other late spring species

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Dorset: Open Weekend On Lankham Bottom Reserve

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Cattistock, north-west of Dorchester

Join the Dorset Branch for guided walks at Lankham Bottom, our downland reserve near Cattistock...

D Skipper

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.

Pearl BF

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.30am
Bentley Wood, east of Salisbury

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at this site rich with invertebrates and birdlife. We are aiming to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable Moth...

Small Copper

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11am-1pm
Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve, Nr. Hounslow, Middlesex

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a heathland walk; we hope to see Green Hairstreak, Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies at Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Merrow & Pewley Downs, East Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

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North Wales: Aberduna Quarry Butterfly Search

Sunday 28th May 2017, 2pm-4pm
Aberduna Quarry car park, south-west of Mold

Come and join us on a butterfly search at Aberduna reserve near Mold and discover the reasons behind butterfly transect recording and how local people can get involved...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 30th May 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...

Wood White

West Midlands: Making A Stand For The Wood White

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 10am-4pm
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch in Haugh Wood near Hereford for this Heritage Event - Making a Stand for the Wood White...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Clandon Wood Burial Reserve, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Clandon Wood Burial Reserve; target: Small Blue

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for Black Hairstreak pupae.

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Cornwall:Dingy Skipper Survey Day

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 11am-4pm
Polcrebo Downs, Nancegollan

Dingy Skippers are a declining species.They love bare ground and our old mining sites are perfect for them. Join us on this survey day at Polcrebo.

Blue

Work Party Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hambledon Hill, Child Okeford, north-west of Blandford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch on a guided walk on Hambledon Hill near Blandford Forum...

Peacock Butterfly

Devon: Exmoor Alive! Event

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Lynmouth Manor Green

Come along and celebrate Exmoors' health and wellbeing qualities. Learn how you can make the most of the National Park with a variety of activities to get involved with on the day.

Green Hair

Warwickshire: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 31st May 2017: 1pm
Harbury North, south-east of Leamington Spa

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a walk near Harbury, where we hope to see some of the county's rarest spring butterflies, including the Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue...

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Cornwall Bodmin Moor Butterfly Search Day

Thursday 1st June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 1st June 2017: 2.00pm
Yoesden Bank, Bucks

Join us on a trip to see Adonis Blue and other early summer species.

BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 1st June 2017
Limberlost Farm, Crookham, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11am
BC Stoke Camp Reserve, North Of Draycott, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: Adonis Blue

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11.00am
Bradenham Bucks

Join us on a trip to see the Small Blue along with other early summer butterflies.

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Brownstone Quarry, Leckhampton Hill June 3, 2017

This is an introduction to the butterflies of Brownstone Quarry for beginners and is a joint meeting with Friends of Leckhampton Hill (FOLK)and Charlton Kings Common. Booking essential...