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.

Large Blue

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Sunday 28th June 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Daneway Banks (GWT) Gloucestershire

An early start and probably a long day - but we hope to see the Large Blue, Dark Green Fritillary and many more! Come and join us in the search at Daneway Banks and, if time, at BC's newly acquired Rough Bank reserve!

Upper Thames Field Meetings

Sunday 28th June 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Horsenden Hill, Middlesex

Join us on a trip to look for the White-letter Hairstreak in a neighbouring county.

East Scotland Angus - Coire Fee NNR

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015
Coire Fee NNR, Glen Doll, Glen Clova, Angus

An opportunity for experienced moth-ers to trap in the varied habitats and mountainous surroundings of Coire Fee NNR. This will extend through Friday night, Saturday daytime, and Saturday night subject to the number of attendees.

Field Trip: Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Chase Woods

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore and do some recording too. If possible, bring a clipboard and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 118 covering the area.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Bowdown Wood, Berks

Join us on a field trip to see the White Admiral, led by its champion.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

Yorkshire Branch Visit To Brockadale

Saturday 4th July 2015, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Brockadale

Join the Yorkshire Branch and Brockadale Volunteer Committee on a walk around one of the YWT's finest reserves.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

Silver-studded Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 5th July 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Silchester Common, Hampshire

Join us on a trip to see the SIlver-studded Blue in a neighbouring county.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

Dark Green Fritillary

Butterfly Walk in the Dunes

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Upton Towans Nature Reserve, Near Hayle

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a delightful walk through this sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle. We'll be looking for Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

Family Day Iford Manor

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.30am
Iford Manor

A great FREE family day out. Guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale etc.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 8th July 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.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Salcey Forest.

A further visit to Salcey Forest searching for Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak - Meet at the ‘horsebox’ car park on Midshires Way, Grid ref. SP 801509 at 10.30 a.m. Leader Doug Goddard.

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.