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.

Warwickshire: Winter Work Parties

Wednesday 26th October to Saturday 31st December 2016
Various locations across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Branch is always happy to see new faces at our work parties, where you can help manage some of our finest wildlife sites. You do not need to be a Butterfly Conservation member - everyone is welcome...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Parties

Winter Sundays October to February
Various Sites In Vale Of Glamorgan And Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch restoring habitat for butterflies in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan), Carmathenshire and at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire...

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 10th December 2016, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party widening rides in woodland. This will get more light on the ground, encouraging a wider range of flora that will in turn support a wider range of fauna.

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Kent: Help Serve The Duke!

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10am-4pm
Bonsai Bank, Denge Woods

Join the Kent Branch of Butterfly Conservation at Denge Wood to create habitat for the endangered Duke of Burgundy butterfly!

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 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: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on a work party on our Holtspur Bottom reserve near Beaconsfield. Scrape weeding and hedge laying will be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

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Somerset And Bristol: Branch AGM

Sunday 11th December 2016, 2pm-5pm
Ruishton, Taunton

The Somerset and Bristol Branch AGM will be held at Ruishton Village Hall and follow the Moth Group AGM, which will be held at 10.30am.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Wartbarrow, Allithwaite...

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Do come and join us in one of our Winter Work Parties to generally manage the Southrey woodland, rides and paths, and to help coppice Section 5 (which will make sense on site!)

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 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)...

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Lancashire: Work Party

Tuesday 13th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Sussex: Work Party

Tuesday 13th December 2016, 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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Herts&Middlesex: Natural History Museum Trip

Wednesday 14th December 2016
London, South Kensington

The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has been offered the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum in London. This is your chance to visit the world’s biggest butterfly collection!

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Northern Ireland: Bowara Work Party

Wednesday 14th December 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Bowara, Eniskillen, Fermanagh

Join Butterfly Conservation and Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Saving our Magnificent Meadows’ project in managing an important site for the endangered Dingy Skipper butterfly. Make a difference while enjoying fresh air and good company!

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 14th December 2016: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

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

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Lancashire: Work Party

Thursday 15th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Saturday 17th December 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Near Wallingford, Oxon

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-west of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

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Sussex: Work Party And Christmas Social

Sunday 18th December 2016, 10.30am-1pm
Bevendean Down, north-east Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch and the Friends of Bevendean Down on a work party in north-east Brighton to prevent scrub and course vegetation from swallowing this habitat which is valuable for chalk grassland butterfly species...

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North East England: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016, 9.45am-3pm
Bishop Middleham Quarry, between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Bishop Middleham Quarry (between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016, 10am-4pm
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney, east of Lincoln

Do join us on one of our winter work parties at Chambers Farm Wood (F.C., near Bardney) to help with the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management. Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be most welcome...

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Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Sunday 18th December 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm
Rushbeds Wood, Near Bicester, Bucks

Join us on our annual search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Rushbeds Wood BBOWT reserve (south-east of Bicester)...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county. (Note change of date from 4th Sunday of the month, due to Christmas.)

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Sussex: Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016, 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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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach Reserve, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes.

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Lancashire: Work Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 21st December 2016: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

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

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 21st December 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow And Quarry, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on this work party in Allithwaite...

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Lancashire: Work Party

Thursday 22nd December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...