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.

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Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

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Somerset And Bristol: Folly Farm Walk

Friday 24th July 2015
east of Chew Valley Lake

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk with wonderful views over Chew Valley to see woodland and grassland butterflies.

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A WILD NIGHT AT KINCORTH!

Friday 24th July 2015, 8.30pm-12.00am
Kincorth Local Nature Reserve, Aberdeen

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.

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Gloucestershire: Heathland 700, Bioblitz

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forest Of Dean, east of Tintern

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a Bioblitz organised by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at The Park and Poor’s Allotment, a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Yew Hill Reserve

Saturday 25th July 2015: 2.00pm
south-west of Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a visit to their Yew Hill Reserve, a chalk hill-top with stunning views and a popular walking spot.

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Devon: Butterfly Hunting On Braunton Burrows

Saturday 25th July 2015: 11.00am
Braunton, North Devon

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on a beautiful butterfly walk, where it is possible to see the Small Blue and Brown Argus.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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Dorset: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

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Surrey Branch: Thursley Common

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
South Of Guildford, Surrey SU899416, GU8 6LW

Join the Surrey Branch on a field trip to this National Nature Reserve, one of the largest remaining fragments of Surrey heath which includes areas of lowland heath, mire and woodland.

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve Workparty, Scotland

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10am-3.30pm
Kingshill: in Allanton, near Shotts

We shall be continuing the removal of small birch, willow and pine seedlings and saplings that are growing on the bog, and possibly doing some ditch damming and butterfly surveys.

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Lincolnshire Moth Night

Saturday 25th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.55pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some 6 plus lights in various areas - we are hoping for at least 100 macro moths!

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th July 2015, 3.00pm-5.00pm
Hagbourne, Oxfordshire

Join us on an afternoon walk along part of the disused railway line which runs from Didcot to Newbury. It is also a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Lancashire - MEMBERS DAY / AGM And Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Gaitbarrows NNR, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch at their main event of the year!! The Members Day and AGM also includes a guided walk around Gaitbarrows NNR looking for butterflies like the High Brown Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary and Greyling.

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Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Oven Bottom, Oxfordshire

Join us on a visit to Aston Upthorpe Downs to look for butterflies of high summer and to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Lincolnshire Open Day & AGM

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-4.30pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Do join us for our popular Open Day, which includes a guided Butterfly Walk in the morning and our AGM after a picnic lunch in the afternoon. This free event is highly suitable for families.

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Field Trip: Wimbledon Common

Sunday 26th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Surrey TQ229724, SW19 5NR

Join the Surrey Branch on this trip to Wimbledon Common to see what butterflies are about and to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest (Sandridge, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch on a leisurely, circular walk to see a vivid display of summer butterflies.

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East Scotland - Perthshire - Butterfly ID Day

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
RSPB Loch Leven (Vane Farm)

A Butterfly Identification day to get you set up for spotting and recording. And it's in the middle of the summer's Big Butterfly Count too!

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Sussex Branch: Swanborough Hill Moths & Butterflies

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Swanborough Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Suffolk: Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 26th July 2015: 10.30am
Aldeburgh

An invitation from BC Suffolk Branch member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection.

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count At Prinknash

Sunday 26th July 2015, 12.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester

Join the Branch at The Monastery Garden where as well as seeing the butterflies, you can inspect live moths caught the previous night – many of the moths are really beautiful at this time of year!

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East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Risby Common

Sunday 26th July 2015: 11.00am
Risby Common, Lincolnshire

Join the East Midlands Branch and explore this area of common land near the medieval villages of High & Low Risby near Scunthorpe. We will be looking for Grayling butterflies and you can do a Big Butterfly Count!