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.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Selsley Common Guided Walk

Friday 17th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
South-west Of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this walk across Selsley Common. We will be mainly looking for Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Blue, Common Blue, Adonis Blue and Small Heath butterflies. There are also a lot of wild flowers, so with luck we will see both Bee and Fragrant Orchids.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - POLLINATORS & POND CREATURES

Saturday 18th June 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Discover some smaller residents of Belwade Farm as we first open light traps set overnight to catch moths before releasing them - find out how you can help these fascinating insects and others that pollinate plants.

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

Saturday 18th June 2016: 1.00pm
Shipley (north of Bradford)

Join the Yorkshire Branch at this 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, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.

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Northern Ireland: An Introduction To Pollinators

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th June 2016, 9.30am-4pm
Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle

Workshop: ‘Introduction to Pollinators’ hosted by Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme Butterfly Conservation Talks: Pollinators, Butterfly and Moth Recording Schemes (on the Saturday)

Orange Tip

Cornwall: Open Farm Day

Saturday 18th June 2016: 2.00pm
north-west of Looe

Philip (Chair of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides.

Field Trip: Imber Range on SPTA

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-4.00pm
Imber Range On SPTA

Imber Conservation Group have kindly invited the Branch to visit the SPTA on Sunday 19th June 2016. We will meet at Imber church (ST965484) at 10.30am for an 11.00 hours start and will finish by 4pm, but members may leave earlier if they want to. Whilst on the ground we are required to keep together, so our walking will be guided by members of Imber Conservation Group, who will provide guides for a round of walks before lunch and a second round after lunch.

Green Hair

Devon: Heddon Valley Field Trip

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
near Lynton, North Devon

Join the Devon Branch for a two-hour walk in one of the best butterfly sites in Devon. Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Green Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies may all be seen.

Box Hill

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT20 7LB, TQ179513

Dave Warburton

Swallowtail

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 19th June 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk.

Join us on our Field Trip to see the beautiful Swallowtail butterfly.

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Kent: West Blean Wood

Sunday 19th June 2016: 10.30am
West Blean Woods

Join us for a field trip to see the Heath Fritillary

Marbled White

Somerset And Bristol: Haddon Hill and Haddon Moor

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
near Upton, east of Dulverton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where . Heath Fritillary is the prime species. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath butterflies, as well as appreciable botanical interest.

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies and Moths of Yewbarrow

Monday 20th June 2016: 2.00pm
Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches on a field trip where we hope to see Least Minor and White-spotted Sable moths, and Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. We will also be searching for Duke of Burgundy eggs - a magnifying lens will be helpful for this.

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Cumbria: Moths at White Scar Quarry

Monday 20th June 2016: 9.45pm
Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch on our first public moth event at this limestone grassland site, where extensive management work has been undertaken by our members.

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Cambs And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 21st June 2016: 11.30am
Canvey Wick RSPB Reserve, Canvey Island, Essex

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch on a walk led by RSPB warden, Suzy Jones. It should be a good time for bees as well as for some butterflies, and this is our chance to learn more about the reserve and its special invertebrates.

Brentmoor Heath

Tuesday 21st June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
GU24 9PY, SU938613

Mike Weller

Roundshaw Downs

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
CR8 3QL, TQ305628

Dave Warburton

Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria: Butterflies of Allithwaite Quarry and Wartbarrow

Wednesday 22nd June 2016: 1.00pm
Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for an opportunity to see what we have done on our work parties on the access land of Wartbarrow and how much more butterfly-friendly the area is becoming. We hope to see Northern Brown Argus and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

Burnet and Marbled White

Field Meeting

Thursday 23rd June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
RHS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburh

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Butterfly Survey

Thursday 23rd June 2016: 10.30am
Shide Chalk Pit, Pan Hill Meadows And Pan Country Park, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch surveying these sites, which have lots of potential but have not been properly surveyed before.

Meadow Browns

North East England: Coatham Stob Field Trip

Friday 24th June 2016: 10.30am
Long Newton, west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on field trip to see the day-flying Forester moth, grassland butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Aish Tor Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 1.30pm
between Poundsgate and Holne, west of Ashburton

Join the Devon Branch at this site which is excellent for High Brown Fritillary butterflies. This is a good opportunity to compare and contrast with Dark Green Fritillary, which is also on the wing.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Bramshott Common, north-east of Liphook

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at Bramshott Common, where we are aiming to see early Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland invertebrates.

Holly Blue

Herts & Middlesex: Butterflies & Moths - London’s Lepidoptera

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-12pm
Woodberry Wetlands, Lordship Road, North London

Paul Busby of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch of BC will be talking about butterflies and moths and then taking you off to see some as part of a tour of this new urban wetland reserve.