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.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Gloucestershire: Crickley Hill Country Park

Saturday 1st August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birdlip

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this moth and butterfly event, where you can also get the chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom joint field trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

Purple Hairstreak

Highlands And Islands - PURPLE HAIRSTREAK AT GLENBORRODALE

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
GLENBORRODALE, ARDNAMURCHAN

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

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Field Trip: Vale End, Albury

Saturday 1st August 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Surrey TQ042478, GU5 9BE

A chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Hackpen Hill (aka Crowhole Bottom, Devil's Punchbowl), Oxon

Join us on a walk at the Devil's Punchbowl to look for the Chalk Carpet and summer butterflies and a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Big Butterfly Count Family Event!

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-0.00am
Next to Mouse Cottage, Steyning.

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Sussex Branch and the Steyning & District Community Partnership for this free, family day out counting butterflies!

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02ndAugust 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies Of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
South Lakeland

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

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Dorset: Family Bioblitz Day

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th August 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Join us for this two-day event of moth trapping and guided walks. There will also be a BBQ on the Wednesday and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Warwickshire: Alvecote Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015: 11.00am
between Glascote and Polesworth

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a visit to see Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies at this ancient semi-natural woodland.

Wall

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 8th August 2015: 11.00am
Canvey Wick Local Nature Reserve, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a field trip hoping to see migrants such as Clouded Yellow and possibly second brood Wall butterflies.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Bioblitz Survey

Saturday 8th August 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Copt Hall Marshes (National Trust), Great Wigborough, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a National Trust organised survey, during which there will be guided walks.