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.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. (Task to be decided nearer the time)

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Friday 3rd March 2017
Carmarthenshire, site to be confirmed

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at a Carmarthenshire Marsh Fritillary site (to be confirmed). This is a joint event with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW)...

Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 3rd March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2016 and plans for the 2017 campaign.

D Skipper

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Twyford Wood , near Colsterworth

Come and join us on our Spring Work Party in the Glades and Sanctuary areas of Twyford Woods (Forestry Commission, near Colsterworth). Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm to help keep Twyford Wood neat & tidy would be most welcome.

Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Help the Devon Branch with habitat management at their Lydford Old Railway Reserve near Okehampton. The main work will be raking up up strimmed vegetation on this special reserve that holds Devon’s only population of the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 6th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be cutting scrub/bramble, raking and burning and clearing fence lines.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Carmarthenshire (site To Be Confirmed)

Join the South Wales Branch with habitat management at a Carmarthenshire Marsh Fritillary site (to be confirmed). This is a joint event with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW)...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 8th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Rough Bank reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party clearing scrub on our Rough Bank reserve (near Bisley)...

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2016 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 10th March 2017: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 11th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Ravensgate Common, Charlton Hill, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch clearing scrub to improve habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies at Ravensgate Common, south-east of Cheltenham...

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, Near Bardney, East Of Lincoln

Do come and join us on the last of our winter work parties to generally manage Southrey Wood (Forestry Commission, near Bardney) and maintain its rides and paths. We will also be coppicing Section 5 which will make sense on site! Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Capes Head, east of Grange-over-Sands...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 11am-3pm
Hendre Wood, near Monmouth

Join the South Wales Branch for habitat management in Hendre Wood, near Monmouth. We will be clearing cut rideside vegetation to encourage the germination of Wood Spurge, the larval food plant of the Drab Looper moth...

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 12th March 2017, 8.30am-1pm
Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath BC Reserves

Volunteers are needed by the Sussex Branch throughout the autumn and winter months for habitat improvement at their Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little of time as you wish.

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 12th March 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve, Lakeside, Earley, Reading

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Maiden Erlegh)...

Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 14th March 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk by Mark Spencer - Dorset Butterflies and Their Relationship with Their Environment

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017: 10am
Graythwaite Primrose Planting

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party planting primroses at Graythwaite (near Ulverston)...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

Dorset:Talk On Butterfly Trends In North Dorset

Friday 17th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
East Stour Village Hall, near Gillingham

All are welcome to hear reports on 2016 recording (casual, website, Wider Countryside and garden recording) and plans for the 2017 campaign.

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Scotland: Recorders' Gathering

Saturday 18th March 2017, 10am-5pm
Battleby, Perth

Our annual spring Recorders Gathering in Perth is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one...

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Devon: Work Party

Saturday 18th March 2017: 10am
Miltor Mator, near Kingskerswell, west of Torquay

Join the Devon Branch's work party at Miltor Mator Common (near Kingskerswell), which borders Stoneycombe Quarry. It is a good locality for Grizzled Skipper, now an increasingly rare butterfly in Devon...

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 18th March 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 18th March 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 19th March 2017: 10am
Devil's Dyke, south-west Newmarket

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on a work party at Devil's Dyke (south-west Newmarket) that will concentrate on habitat management aimed at the Dingy Skipper butterfly...