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.

Elephant Hawk

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 26th June 2016, 0.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, south-east of Gloucester

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey. Members of the Gloucestershire Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Blue

Work Party - Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 29th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve for the Summer ahead!

Whitmoor Common

Thursday 30th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU3 3RN, SU987542

Francis Kelly

Meadow Brown

Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Northern Brown Argus

Northern Brown Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 0.00pm-3.30pm
Coulter, South Lanarkshire ML12 6

A walk from Birthwood Rd car park up the Girdle Burn to search for Northern Brown Argus butterfly and their eggs.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

Fort William - For Butterflies

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Fort William - Nevis Range

A walk that will take us through mixed woodland habitat to a large open area noted for its butterflies and hopefully some day-flying moths. The very rare Chequered Skipper has been recorded in this area though at this date is almost past its flight time. The walk is all on good paths and forest roads and approximately 2 miles in length. There are no steep slopes but a long gentle incline on the way back

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Deepdale, North Yorkshire

This Field Trip to Deepdale, North Yorkshire, to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, will be on Saturday, 2nd July or Sunday, 3rd July 2016 if the weather on the Saturday is poor.

Purple Hairstreak

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, Near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

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Yorkshire: Deepdale Meadow

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.30am
Deepdale, Dalby Forest

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.

High Brown Fritillary

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

This is one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in 2016.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

Easter Drumclair Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
Easter Drumclair, Limerigg, West Lothian

A very easy walk along a level track up to the moss at Easter Drumclair to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries there.