You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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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.


Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Join the Northern Ireland Branch, the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and BC Northern Ireland on this visit to the Murlough National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Keel Point looking for the Grayling butterfly. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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Northern Ireland: Rural Crafts and Cultural Traditions with Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Save our Magnificent Meadows’ project

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10am-2pm

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at Ulster Wildlife Trust's ‘Save our Magnificent Meadows’ project to learn about rural crafts and cultural traditions. There will be a chance to see and practice some traditional meadow management practices including scything. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017
Coatham Stob, south-west of Stockton-on-Tees

Join the North East Branch on the last day of Big Butterfly Count for a guided walk at Coatham Stob. We hope to see Essex Skipper and Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 1.30pm
Lundy Bay, north-east of Polzeath

Join the Cornwall Branch for a beautiful walk along one of our National Trust butterfly transects. We hope to see a selection of butterfly species on the walk, which will be led by Sarah Stevens, National trust Ranger...

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Norfolk: Butterflies In The Park

Sunday 6th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eaton Park, Norwich

Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders, where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping...

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Kent: White Hill Reserve

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10.30am
Shoreham, north of Sevenoaks

Join the Kent Branch at our White Hill reserve, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blues butterflies, amongst others. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Totternhoe Field Trip

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Totternhoe Knolls, West Of Dunstable

Join the Beds and Northants Branch looking for Chalk Hill Blue and other butterfly species at Totternhoe Knolls, near Dunstable. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk - A Big Butterfly Count Event

Sunday 6th August 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Hatch Hill, The Poldens, south of Street

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch at this Big Butterfly Count event at Hatch Hill in the Poldens, which is a mix of woodland and limestone grassland with a very good range of species...

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Sussex: Butterflies of the Eastbourne Downs

Sunday 6th August 2017, 10am-12.30pm
Beachy Head, West Sussex

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk over the Eastbourne Downs looking for rare chalk grassland butterflies on a circular route around this iconic landscape. We hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Chalk Hill Blue amongst other species. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Purple Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10.30am
Sinah Warren, Hayling Island

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on this area of scrubby oak, where observations of Purple Hairstreak butterflies should be easy. We may also possibly see Graylings. This is the last day of Big Butterfly Count - why not download an ID chart and...

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Warwickshire: Open Day At our Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve

Sunday 6th August 2017: 11am
Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve, south-east of Coventry

Everyone is welcome to our open day at Ryton Wood Meadows reserve. Pop along and find out more about some of our key butterflies, the work of Butterfly Conservation and our dedicated team of volunteers. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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West Midlands: Monkwood Work Party

Sunday 6th August 2017: 10am
Monkwood Reserve, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) on a work party to remove Mellilot, a highly invasive plant, from Monkwood Reserve, near SInton Green. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Course - Butterflies and Moths

Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017
Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Centre course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens...


Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 8th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grayling.


Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 8th August 2017: 11.00am
Greenham Common, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for Grayling and other summer butterflies.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Tuesday 8th August 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 9th August 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 9th August 2017, 2pm-4pm
Swells Hill, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk south of Stroud where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Friday 11th August 2017: 11.00am
Shirburn Hill, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for Silver-Spotted Skipper and other chalk downland species.

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Suffolk: Course - Wetland Moths

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council course will instruct moth identification and ecology through slide presentations. This will help you work through the defining features of micro and macro moths and particularly identifying their families...

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Westbury Beacon BC Reserve, on the Mendips scarp, north of Wells

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. This is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies, with Small Skippers, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Gatekeeper....


Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 12th August 2017: 10.30am
Hundred Acre Piece, Mortimer, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for the Grayling butterfly.

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Lancashire: Brown Hairstreak Butterfly Search

Saturday 12th August 2017
Gait Barrows And Coldwell Parrock, Silverdale

Join the Lancashire Branch on a search for Brown Hairstreak butterflies on their assembly trees at these two prime sites in Silverdale....

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West Midlands: Far Forest Show

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Wyre Forest, west of Kidderminster

Visit the West Midlands Branch's stall at the Far Forest Show. There will be children's activities and much more...

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 12th August 2017: 8.30pm till late
Rowley Fields, Welcombe Hills, near Stratford -upon-Avon

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Rowley Fields for a Moth Night. This large expense of ancient grassland, hedgerows and copse supports a wide range of moth species so, weather permitting, our moths should be busy all night...

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Upper Thames: Meet The Moths

Saturday 12th August 2017, 10.00am-0.00pm
College Lake, Bucks

BBOWT and the Upper Thames bracnch of Butterfly Conservation welcome beginners to moth trapping, families and interested members of the public to meet us to examine moths trapped on National Moth Night.

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Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017: 11am
Ballard Down, near Swanage, Dorset

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this trip to Ballard Down in Dorset to look for summer migrants and familiarise yourself with downland butterflies. If the season isn’t too advanced, there's a chance of seeing the odd Lulworth Skipper...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 13th August 2017: 11am
Kynance Cove, west of Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard, as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species...

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Dorset: Guided Walk On Martin Down

Sunday 13th August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin Down On Dorset/Hampshire Border

Join the Dorset Branch for a search for downland species on the National Nature Reserve including Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and hopefully Adonis Blue...