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.

Green Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: May Hill and Newent Woods

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Clifford, south-west of Newent

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

North Berwick Law Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
North Berwick Law, Lothians

A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Barry Buddon Nature Open Day

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

An annual outing to visit Barry Buddon MOD training centre with superb wildlife habitat. One of the best unspoilt sand dune systems on the east coast. Normally access is restricted but we have unlimited access for a day. Home to at least 16 species of butterfly including Small Blue, Grayling, Purple hairstreak and Green hairstreak

Moth Night Event

Warwickshire: National Moth Night at Oversley Wood

Thursday 9th June 2016: 8.30pm
south-east of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this free National Moth Night event at Oversley Wood led by David Brown. This year the theme is Hawk-moths. Our target species tonight will be False Mocha, Pauper Pug, Pine Hawk-moth and Sciota hostilis.

Moth Night Event

East Scotland: Angus - NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT

Thursday 9th June 2016, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Join the East Scotland Branch, local recorders and staff at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, as they identify moths caught in the previous nights traps and see more traps in action on National Moth Night.

Moth Night Event

National Moth Night

9.00 am Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2016,
Various

The theme of National Moth Night this year is Hawk Moths.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Mothing Evening In Stratford Park

Friday 10th June 2016, 8pm-11.00pm
Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

Dunnet - Moth Night And/or Morning

Friday 10th June 2016, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Dunnet - Seadrift Visitor Centre

Come and find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. On the Friday evening there will be an introduction to moths and how to attract them using moth traps and other attractants. Those wanting a late night can then help set up traps at nearby sites and see moths coming in as darkness falls. On the Saturday morning the moth traps will be checked at Seadrift. All moths caught will be released unharmed.

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Northern Ireland: Copeland Islands Recorders Weekend

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 4pm-5pm
Copeland Islands, Donaghadee

A first for BCNI, we will be travelling to the idyllic Copeland Islands for a relaxed weekend of recording and survey work, in partnership with the Copeland Bird Observatory, the Royal Entomological Society and Buglife.

Moth Night Event

Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 7.00pm
Pollok CP, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Moth Night is Britain's celebration of moths and moth recording. This year's theme is Hawk Moths.

Moth Night Event

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 9.15pm
Stanmore Country Park,Stanmore, Middlesex

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch for Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Moth Trapping

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.30pm
Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moth Group for Moth Night, when moth trapping will take place through the woodland and along the various rides. Extra traps welcome, as we have a large expanse of wood that we can cover.

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East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Isle Of Wight Weekend

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 10am-4pm
Isle Of Wight

Target species: Saturday:- Glanville Fritillary, Small Blue, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers. The timing should be mid-season for Glanville Fritillary which is often the most frequent butterfly present at this location. Sunday:- springtime butterflies including Green Hairstreak, Small Blue, Wall Brown and possibly Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady and Humming-bird Hawkmoth

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.00am
FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS

Saturday 11/06/2016 (11.00) - FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Small Blue Butterfly Workshop

Saturday 11th June 2016, 11.30am-4.00pm
Dunnet - Seadrift Visitor Centre

In the morning the event will provide an introduction to the Small Blue, Britain’s smallest butterfly. In the afternoon we will visit some of the nearby colonies to look for the butterfly and see its haunts.

Common Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.30am
Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Portsmouth City Council site, where we are aiming to see: Small Blue, Common Blue and Holly Blue butterflies. There are also spectacular views over the Solent.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.