You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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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.
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.
A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.
Target Species: Dingy Skipper, Small Heath, Common Blue and other summer butterflies.
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.
Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.
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
Please join us on this guided walk at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Newbourne Springs Reserve, to see what butterflies are in the area.
New Members' Walk
Target Species: Wall Brown, Green Hairstreak and Small Heath
Join Jenny Plackett (Butterfly Conservation) and Paul Camp (National Trust) on a walk over Halse Combe to view the Heath Fritillary butterfly.
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.
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.
The theme of National Moth Night this year is Hawk Moths.
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.
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.
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.
On the Friday night watch some moth-trapping until late and/or come back in the morning to look at the catch.
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.
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 is Britain's celebration of moths and moth recording. This year's theme is Hawk Moths.
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.
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.
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a butterfly walk to see Small Blue butterflies and other grassland 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
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!
Saturday 11/06/2016 (11.00) - FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS
Butterfly Walk (FREE) led by Mike Slater
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.
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.
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.
A walk along this spectacular coast to see Small Blue, Wall and Northern Brown Argus butterflies plus plenty of other amazing wildlife