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.

Winter Weekend Workdays

Sunday 1st November 2015 to Sunday 13th March 2016
Various sites in Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Teifi valley and Cross Hands

Winter Sundays, for the more energetic.

Field Visits, Surveys and Workparties

Monday 2nd November 2015 to Friday 15th April 2016
Various, in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Weekdays. There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Winter Weekend Workdays

Sunday 1st November 2015 to Sunday 13th March 2016
Various sites in Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Teifi valley and Cross Hands

Winter Sundays, for the more energetic.

Field Visits, Surveys and Workparties

Monday 2nd November 2015 to Friday 15th April 2016
Various, in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Weekdays. There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Silver-studded Blue

Suffolk: Monthly Conservation Work Parties

Saturday 2nd January to Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Purdis Heath, Ipswich

Help the Silver-studded Blue butterfly by joining the Suffolk Branch on their monthly conservation work parties. All very welcome, whether for just an hour or two, or all day. Tools, tea and biscuits provided!

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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 9th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Cryptic Wood White

Northern Ireland: Winter Talk "Craigavon Cryptics"

Thursday 11th February 2016: 7.15pm
House Of Sport

Danielle and Marcus from Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council join us to tell us all about the Cryptic Wood White Mark Release Recapture programme trailed at Craigavon Lakes in spring of 2014, our hopes for this moving forward and a new insight into butterfly behaviour.

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Gloucestershire: Rough Bank Work Party

Saturday 13th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Calf Way, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch's work party on our Rough Bank reserve in the Cotswolds, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home to 33 species of butterfly, 42 species of nationally scarce and rare moths and 12 species of orchid.

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Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 13th February 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 14th February 2016: 10.00am
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 14th February 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Scrub clearance at Aston Upthorpe Downs

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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 16th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down Work Party

Friday 19th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
East Of Winchester

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on a conservation work party on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve; we will be undertaking habitat management for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Marsh Frit

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Work Party

Saturday 20th February 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
France Lynch, East Of Chalford Hill

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a scrub clearance work party, to maintain the habitat for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and wide variety of wild flowers.

Bog Squad Workparty, Lockshaw Moss

Saturday 20th February 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm

Lockshaw Moss is a raised bog SSSI owned and managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. It is situated in Fife, just over the border from Clackmannanshire. N.B. Change of date

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Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In West Dorset And Portland

Saturday 20th February 2016: 2.00pm
Toller Porcorum, west of Maiden Newton

All are welcome to this presentation of the results of butterfly recording in West Dorset in 2015. Please come along as well if you might be interested in taking part in the monitoring in 2016.

Marsh Frit

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch Common, Near Sturminster Newton, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a conservation work party at Lydlinch, part of an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for the survival of this rare butterfly at this site.

Silver-studded Blue

Devon: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 21st February 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Bovey Heathfield, Near Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch on a conservation work party aimed at habitat management for the Silver-studded Blue butterfly.

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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).