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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.

Field Trip: Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.00am
Glapthorn Cow Pastures

Open Day for the elusive Black Hairstreak. Park in the lane opposite the wood entrance, Grid Ref. TL006903 and join us in the wood from 10 a.m. The local Wildlife Trust will be on site in the afternoon. Leader: Douglas Goddard.

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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...

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

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


Work Party Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 28th June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

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...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Meadows And Family Fun Day

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Brush up on your butterfly and plant ID skills with guided walks and photographic displays at one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). Held to celebrate Plantlife’s Magnificent Meadows Day, there will also be face-painting, craft activities and nature hunts for youngsters...

Field Trip: Sharpenhoe Clappers

Saturday 1st July 2017: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

Our quarry this time Dark Green Fritillaries, other summer species and orchids. Park and meet in the car park, TL0652295, off Sharpenhoe Road, Streatley, 10.30 a.m. Leader David Chandler

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

East Midlands: Field Trip Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm

Weekend Trip to Essex Target species: Heath Fritillary , White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies - also good for dragonflies.

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


Sunday 2nd July 2017: 9.00am
Pitsford Reservoir, Northamptonshire

A joint event between the Beds and Northants Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the Wildlife Trusts BCN to celebrate the moths and butterflies at Pitsford Reservoir. We will be meeting at 9am at the Fishing Lodge ready to open the moth trap with an expert from the Wildlife Trust. After this we will be given a short presentation about the moths at Pitsford Reservoir and then the opportunity to have a walk around the reserve to look for butterflies for the rest of the morning. Due to limited spaces booking is essential, please contact David James on

Puss moth caterpillar

Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

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.

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)...

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...

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Devon: Field Trip

Wednesday 5th July 2017: 1.00pm
Bircham Valley LNR Nr. Plymouth

Join us at Bircham Valley LNR for a walk looking for Marbled White, Common Blues, Small and Large Skipper ….

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 5th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

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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Suffolk: The Moths and Butterflies of Piper's Vale

Friday 7th July 2017: 8pm
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch for an evening's moth trapping in Ipswich. We shall meet up tomorrow morning to identify the moths and go for a butterfly walk...


Suffolk: The Moths And Butterflies Of Piper's Vale

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am
Piper's Vale, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Ipswich to examine the moths caught in last night's moth trap before they are released. We shall then go on a butterfly walk...

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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...

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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.

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: Moth Trapping

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2017, 9.00pm-1.00pm

Join the Devon Branch for a moth trapping and butterfly walk with leaders Barry Henwood, Jenny Evans & Steve Threlkeld.