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.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Field Trip Bagworth Heath Woods Country Park

Tuesday 18th July 2017: 11am
Bagworth Heath Woods Country Park, Coalville, West Of Leicester

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip near Bagworth (west of Leicester), where we hope to see Marbled White and other summer butterflies...

Essex Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Broadstreet Common, West Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Broadstreet Common; target: wood/grassland species. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 19th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Monkwood Work Party

Thursday 20th July 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...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Headley Heath, SE Of Leatherhead

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Headley Heath; target: Purple Emperor, Small Copper and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count...

Upper Thames Work Party

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom, Bucks

Ragwort pulling at Holtspur Bottom reserve.

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East Scotland: Moths In The Morning

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Burn O’ Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Discover the amazing diversity of moths and their roles in nature. We will unveil last night’s live moth trap catch, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies...

Search For The Bog Sun-jumper Spider!

Friday 21st July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Wester Moss Nature Reserve, Fallin, Stirling

We will be at our Wester Moss reserve at Fallin, to carry out a survey for the rare Bog Sun-jumper spider (Heliophanus dampfi), and are calling on local 'citizen scientists' to join in the hunt.

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th July 2017
Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire

This Field Studies Council course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats...

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London: Course - Introduction To Butterflies

Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Stockyard, Bushy Park, London

This Field Studies Centre course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the varied habitats at Bushy Park...

Essex Skipper

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Walk Farm, Bruton, between WIncanton And Frome

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk at Walk Farm (near Bruton), which covers more than 200 acres of unimproved and flower-rich meadow and pastureland. It is still farmed using the same traditional methods that were used in the 1950s, so we hope, therefore, to find many species of butterfly in larger than usual numbers, including...

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Moths and Butterflies of Swanborough Hill

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-3pm
Swanborough Hill, Swanborough Farm, south-west of Lewes

Join David and Stephen in a search for the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland species on a walk near Lewes...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Raisby Quarry, Coxhoe, south-east of Junction 61 of the A1

Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk in quarry and grassland near Coxhoe, where we hope to see White-letter Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

Dark Green Fritillary

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Banner Down, north-east of Batheaston, near Bath

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this a joint walk with Bath Natural History Society north-east of Bath aimed at familiarisation with grassland butterflies. We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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West Midlands: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Worcester Branch of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.(WWT) on Trench Wood reserve near Worcester for this Big Butterfly Count event...

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West Midlands: Butterfly ID and Survey Training

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-3.30pm
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre,

Improve your butterfly identification skills on this ID training and butterfly survey of the Onny meadows, with butterfly themed family activities. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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West Midlands: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east Of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch at Haugh Wood for a guided walk following the green trail. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Cumbria: Butterflies of Brantwood, Coniston Water

Saturday 22nd July 2017
east side of Coniston Water

Join the Cumbria Branch, Rusland Horizons and Friends of Brantwood for a walk around the beautiful gardens, woodland and moorland at Brantwood (east side of Coniston Water) to look for butterflies and day-flying moths...

White-Letter Hairstreak

West Midlands: Baggeridge Country Park

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Baggeridge Country Park, Dudley

Join the West Midlands Branch at Baggeridge Country Park for a White-letter Hairstreak foray. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download ...

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
West Wycombe Hill And Butlers Hanging, Bucks

A walk to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Butlers Hanging, including Dark Green Fritillary and Chalkhill Blue. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk in search of the White Admiral with our species champion. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Dorset: The Third Great Dorset Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join the Dorset Branch on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

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

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Wyre Forest

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Wyre Forest

This large forest is designated as a Forest Nature Reserve, much of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and several areas are managed as National Nature Reserves, which include the meadows we will be making for in the valley by the Dowles Brook

White-Letter Hairstreak

Lancashire: Butterflies of Rossendale

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Various Sites In Rossendale

Join us on a visit to various sites in Rossendale, looking particularly for White-letter Hairstreak. A great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Meadow Browns

Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Kithurst Lane, Storrington, Pulborough

The purpose of the open day is not to see lots of rarities, but to see how it is quite possible to attract a large variety of butterflies into a country garden and also encourage them to stay and breed. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count. - why not download a...

Grayling

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Chobham Common, Staple Hill car park

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Chobham Common; target: Grayling butterflies and Dragonflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count...