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.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hairstreak Meet & Greet (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm & 3.45-5.30pm
Hollingbury Park, Brighton

Join Jamie Burston from the Sussex Branch on this city walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak butterflies around the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017
Littlewood Nature Reserve, Quarrington

Join the North East Branch on a guided walk at Littlewood Local Nature Reserve (NNR), east of Junction 61 on the A1, where we hope to see Marbled White, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Butterfly Recognition Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10am
Black Dog Woods, between Frome and Westbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this short half-day butterfly recognition walk near Frome on the border with Somerset. This is a good site for close-up views of butterflies and we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries, White Admirals and other woodland butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Upper Thames: Course - Introduction to Butterflies in the Chilterns

Saturday 15th July 2017
Amersham Field Centre, Amersham, Bucks

This Field Studies Council course will help you recognise the wide variety of butterfly species can be found in the attractive grasslands and woodlands of the Chilterns. Learn how they depend on their habitats and find out how you can help conserve them...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, Near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for butterfly ID walks on Magdalen Hill Down, one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). This is a Big Butterfly Count event..

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's display at the New Forest Wildlife Park for information on how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys. There will be information on butterfly identification and gardening for butterflies...

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Walton Downs & Juniper Hill, Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip starting at Epsom Racecourse; target: Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Piddles Wood

Saturday 15th July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
south of Sturminster Newton

Join the Dorset Branch on our first visit in some time to this ancient woodland south of Sturminster Newton, traditionally a good site for White Admiral and other woodland species...

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Northern Ireland: Cavehill Big Butterfly Count and Safari

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Belfast Castle Grounds and Cavehill

Join the Northern Ireland Branch and the Cavehill Conservation Campaign to launch the 2017 Big Butterfly Count. This is a family-friendly morning exploring the grounds below Belfast Castle, before a slightly more strenuous afternoon with highly skilled and experienced local guide Cormac Hamill, exploring the nooks and crannies of Cavehill...

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Sunday 16th July 2017, 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!

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington, South-east Of Croydon

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson’s Bank (south-east of Croydon), where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Sunday 16th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. This is a wonderful month to see butterflies and an excellent opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

Purple Emperor

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 11am
Rowney Wood, Debden, near Thaxted, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on a first field trip to Rowney Wood (Forestry Commission) south-east of Saffron Walden, searching for the impressive Purple Emperor butterfly...

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Join us and help to restore this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small tree seedlings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's stall on the second day of this Big Butterfly Count event at New Forest Wildlife Park near Ashurst. Find out how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys...

Purple Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Cotgrave Forest

This was the most popular walk in 2015 possibly because of the presence of Purple Emperor which a few were lucky enough to see. Parking on the roadside verges is not ideal so please consider car sharing if you can.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Crook Peak, Near Compton Bishop, Between The M5 And Cheddar Reservoir

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

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 0.30pm
Fir And Pond Wood And Northaw Great Wood

Join the Herts & Midldlesex Branch at this event designed to help people observe Purple Emperor butterflies at an assembly area. Binoculars are essential, as well as good neck muscles - the chance of seeing a Purple Emperor on the ground is unfortunately unlikely. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count....

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Join Geoff and Tessa from the Sussex Branch for a wander around Bevendean in search of Chalk Hill Blues and other downland species of butterflies and day flying moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Sussex: Butterflies for Beginners

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Warnham Butterfly Reserve, Tilletts Lane, Warnham

This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north-west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex! We will be visiting the Warnham butterfly reserve where 34 species have been...

Purple Emperor

Sussex: Unearthing the Secrets of the Empress

Sunday 16th July 2017, 1pm-4.30pm
Eartham Wood, north-east of Chichester

Join Neil from the Sussex Branch at Eartham Wood near Chichester and find out about the Purple Emperor butterfly on this afternoon walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Kent: Lullingstone Country Park

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am

Join the Kent Branch on a walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and other summer butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10am-12pm
Northaw Great Wood, north of Potters Bar

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) on a guided walk near Potters Bar in search of woodland butterflies. This event is organised by HMWT,so a donation of £3 will be requested...

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 2pm
Willance's Leap, North-west Of Richmond

Join the Yorkshire Branch on an hour's walk on Willance's Leap (Swaledale) where we hope to see many species of butterflies such as Peacocks and Ringlets and may even some Dark Green Fritillaries if we’re lucky. The views are spectacular...

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am
West Wood, Crab Wood And Pitt Down, west of Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip near Winchester to Forestry Commission (FC) and Hants County Council (HCC) sites, where we hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and Tiger moths...

Large Heath

East Scotland: Shielknowes Field Trip

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Shielknowes, Near. Slamannan, West Lothian

This trip to a raised bog will hopefully get us a sighting of Large Heath. An added bonus could be seeing Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries as well, as they often colonise these sites.

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North Wales: Marford Quarry Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Marford Quarry, North-east Of Wrexham

A joint walk with North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) to search for an array of butterflies, plant species and other wildlife - and a chance to do the Big Butterfly Count!

Grayling

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Monday 17th July 2017: 11am
Malvern Hills, North Hill

Join the West Midlands Branch for a guided walk to see Grayling butterflies in the Malvern Hills. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Monday 17th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Southern Country Park, Thorley, Bishop's Stortford

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch with the Friends of South Country Park for a butterfly and dragonfly walk near Bishop's Stortford. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...