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.

Our AGM details can be found here 

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Highlands And Islands: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th April 2017: 10am
Charleston Academy, General Booth Road, Inverness

The Highlands and Islands Branch Annual General Meeting is held on the second Saturday in April each year (as long as that isn't Easter weekend) and the 2017 AGM will, as is usual, be held at the Charleston Academy in Inverness...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 9th April 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot)...

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 23rd April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Surrey: Talk

Tuesday 9th May 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Butterflies – the fun side: Francis Kelly. Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am
Penhale, Cubert, near Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Bo'ness, Stirlingshire

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Bo'ness to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and other spring species.

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10am-3pm
Water Of Leith visitor centre, Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Edinburgh's Water of Leith to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

Green Hairstreak

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 1pm
Chapel Porth, near St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk on the north coast near St Agnes...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 1.00pm
DWT Meeth Quarry Nr Hatherleigh

Join the Devon Branch at Meeth Quarry for a walk looking for Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, lots of dayflying moths and possibly Wall Brown.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 10th June 2017: 1pm
Greenscombe Woods, Near Luckett (west of Tavistock)

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip just west of Tavistock to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 17th June 2017, 11am-3pm
Cubert Common, near Crantock, west of Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch near Newquay looking out for a wide variety of butterflies (including Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-studded Blue and Small Heath) moths, other invertebrates and rare plants...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11.00am
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Join the Devon Branch at Lydford Old Railway Reserve on a walk looking for the rare Heath Fritillary. (BC members only).

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 1.00pm
Ashclyst Forest nr. Exeter

Join the Devon Branch for a walk in Ashclyst Forest which is a good site for White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary as well as the rather spectacular Scarlet Tiger moth.

Meadow Browns

Cornwall: Open Day

Saturday 1st July 2017: 12pm
Penadlake, north-west of Looe

Philip (Chairman of the Cornwall Branch of Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, near Looe, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes...

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

East Midlands: Field Trip Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Essex

Weekend Trip to Essex Target species: Heath Fritillary , White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies - also good for dragonflies.

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Field Trip

Tuesday 4th July 2017: 11am
Upton Towans, north-east of Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle, a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11am
Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point, south of Plymouth

Join the Cornwall Branch at Rame Head (south of Plymouth) for a field trip led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White, Small Heath, Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and...

Purple Emperor

East Midlands: Field Trip Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm
Fermyn Woods

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Cabilla Woods, Glyn Valley, east of Bodmin

Join the Cornwall Branch on this walk through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) reserve three miles east of Bodmin, described as “one of the largest and possibly finest ancient woodland in Cornwall”...