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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Silver-studded Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Fairmile Common, North Of Cobham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Fairmile Common; target: Silver-studded Blue

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 15th June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Priest Hill, East Of Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Priest Hill; target: Small Blue

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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).

D Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Ardersier Butterfly Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Ardersier Common

We’ll have a walk around the Ardersier Common area looking for Small Blue. Other species could include Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 18th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Box Hill; target: Dark Green Fritillary

Ringlet

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Roundshaw Downs, Wallington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Roundshaw Downs; target: grassland species

Large Heath

Field Trip To Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Crowle Moors NNR

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Crowle Moors NNR

Crowle Moors NNR is one of the richest lowland peat vegetation areas in the north of England and home of the Large Heath, our target species for this Field Trip. Do join us to view this astonishing areal.

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: down/woodland species

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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 (near Exeter) which is a good site for White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies, as well as the rather spectacular Scarlet Tiger moth...

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
St Martha’s & Newlands Corner, east of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newlands Corner; target: Dark Green Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 29th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Whitmoor Common, Worplesdon

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Whitmoor Common; target: Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

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.

Puss moth caterpillar

Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tomintoul

There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Bookham Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Bookham Common; target: Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Cucknells Wood, Shamley Green

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Cucknells Wood; target: Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Field Trip Toton Sidings

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Toton Sidings, Long Eaton, south-west of Nottingham

Join this field trip to an area just north of Long Eaton full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White...

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)...

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 6th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Epsom Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Epsom Common; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

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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.

Purple Emperor

Field Trip to Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Fermyn Woods, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire's Fermyn Woods are ancient woodlands containing predominantly oak and ash, along with some conifer plantations, and are also one of the very best sites for the beautiful Purple Emperor butterfly. Do join us to see this amazing butterfly

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11.00am
Aish Tor Nr Poundsgate

Join the Devon Branch for a walk at Aish Tor looking for High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries.

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Borders Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Borders Wood, Owthorpe, south-east of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch for a circular walk (approximately 2 miles) using public footpaths and bridleways through Borders Wood, near Owthorpe. We are hoping to see woodland species of butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly Purple Emperor...

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Holmwood Common, South Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Holmwood Common, then Inholms Clay Pit; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Heddon Valley, North Devon

Explore this rich butterfly habitat, which is one of the best High Brown Fritillary sites in north Devon...

Meadow Browns

Highlands And Islands: River Averon Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Ballavoulen, north-west of Alness

This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: Purple Emperor

White-Letter Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Nonsuch Park, Cheam

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Nonsuch Park; target: White-letter Hairstreak