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 Night Event

Norfolk Moth Event - Cley NWT

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We are again joining forces with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at their Cley reserve to explore the fascinating lives of insects. Join us for guided walks, talks, and activities throughout the day.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Butter Wood, Greywell, east of Basingstoke

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip aiming to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies.

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

Silver-washed Fritillary

West Midlands: Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Doward, north-east of Monmouth, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk in the Doward, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Phepson Farm, near Droitwich, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Phepson Farm. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 2pm
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at our Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust.. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Guided Walks At Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11am-12pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A guided walk around the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to have a closer look at the butterflies flying there.

Silver-studded Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk On Sandford Heath

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Holton Heath NNR, Sandford, nr Wareham

The Dorset Branch will be joining local enthusiasts to study the ecology of this lowland heath with Silver-studded Blue and Grayling as target butterfly species.

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views. It's also a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Great Ridge Wood

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.00am
between Dinton and Wylye, west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch revisiting this locality which proved to be good for Silver-washed Fritillaries, Purple Hairstreaks and other woodland butterflies in 2014. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

A walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies.

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Cheshire And Peak: Transect and Survey Training

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

The walk is flat on an excellent surface, so it will be suitable for everyone. We will begin the tour shortly before the transect training event, so we expect a very lively day at the Butterfly Park.

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Devon: Okehampton Old Park Moth Event

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.00pm
Station Road, Okehampton

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group at a very promising old Oak woodland site, adjacent to the largest flush on Dartmoor. The target species is the Marsh Oblique-barred moth, which is Nationally Notable.

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Saturday 16th July 2016, 3.00pm-1.00pm
south-west of Pembroke

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Northern Brown Argus Identification & Survey

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-3pm
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.

White Admiral

Gloucestershire: Lower Woods

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
east of Wickwar (north of Yate)

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, as well as other species.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, west of Peterborough, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch at Fineshade Wood, a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015.

Les

East Scotland: Moth Identification at Crombie Country Park

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Monikie, north-east of Dundee, Angus

Join Rangers and local moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park.

Chobham Common

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
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Alan Hunt

Comma Butterfly

North Wales - Butterfly Search at Pool Parc, Ruthin

Sunday 17th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Pool Parc, Ruthin

This former deer park is now an interesting site for butterflies, including white-letter hairstreak and silver washed fritillary. This visit will be a joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust led by Ian Gorton. Meet at Ruthin Rugby Club layby (GR: SJ117 578).

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Baccombe Hill, Wendover, Bucks

A visit to the newly acquired BBOWT reserve at Baccombe Hill, looking for summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 11.00am
Crook Peak, west of Axbridge

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch for a walk on Crook Peak, which holds a good range of limestone grassland butterfly species with Grayling, Marbled White and Brown Argus numbered amongst them.