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.

Moth Night Event

Norfolk Moth Event - Cley NWT

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We are again joining forces with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at their Cley reserve to explore the fascinating lives of insects. Join us for guided walks, talks, and activities throughout the day.

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Saturday 16th July 2016, 3.00pm-1.00pm
south-west of Pembroke

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you.

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Bevendean Downs, Brighton

Join us for another downland walk this time at Bevendean Downs in search of downland butterflies including Chalkhill Blues.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.30am
Butter Wood, Greywell, east of Basingstoke

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip aiming to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

West Midlands: Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Doward, north-east of Monmouth, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch on a butterfly walk in the Doward, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 11am
Phepson Farm, near Droitwich, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Phepson Farm. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Saturday 16th July 2016: 2pm
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at our Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust.. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Guided Walks At Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11am-12pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A guided walk around the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to have a closer look at the butterflies flying there.

White Admiral

Gloucestershire: Lower Woods

Saturday 16th July 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
east of Wickwar (north of Yate)

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, as well as other species.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Northern Brown Argus Identification & Survey

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-3pm
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 16th July 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Bedford Purlieus NNR, Cambridgeshire

Field Trip to see the Silver-washed Fritillary and the White-letter Hairstreak at Bedford Purlieus will be on Sat. 16th July 2016 or if the weather is poor, on Sun, 17th July 2016.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cambridgeshire and Essex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 1.30pm
Gamlingay Wood, north-east of Sandy

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on walk to admire the summer butterflies; hopefully Silver-washed Fritillaries will be out in profusion.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 1.30pm
Gamlingay Wood, Gamlingay, Cambs

Join the Cambs and Essex Branch for a walk to admire the summer butterflies; hopefully Silver-washed Fritillaries will be out in profusion. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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West Midlands: Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Sunday 17th July 2016: 11am
Monkwood, Sinton Green, North-west Of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a butterfly walk at Monkwood reserve, which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

Purple Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Northwood Cemetery, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Purple Hairstreak and other summer butterflies.

Tiger Moth

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Farley Mount Country Park, west of Winchester

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Hampshire County Council and Forestry Commission site, where we are aiming to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Dark-Green Fritillary and Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies and Tiger Moths.

White Admiral

Sussex: Butterflies For Beginners At Warnham Butterfly Reserve

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Warnham Nature Reserve, Horsham

This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex.

Comma Butterfly

North Wales - Butterfly Search at Pool Parc, Ruthin

Sunday 17th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Pool Parc, Ruthin

This former deer park is now an interesting site for butterflies, including white-letter hairstreak and silver washed fritillary. This visit will be a joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust led by Ian Gorton. Meet at Ruthin Rugby Club layby (GR: SJ117 578).

Grayling

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
Chobham Common, Surrey

The Surrey and South West London Branch have invited us on a morning walk, to hopefully see Grayling butterflies. All welcome.

Les

East Scotland: Moth Identification at Crombie Country Park

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Monikie, north-east of Dundee, Angus

Join Rangers and local moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park.

Chobham Common

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
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Alan Hunt

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Baccombe Hill, Wendover, Bucks

A visit to the newly acquired BBOWT reserve at Baccombe Hill, looking for summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood, west of Peterborough, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch at Fineshade Wood, a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015.