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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 16th August 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

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

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Southrey Woods Work Party

Wednesday 16th August 2017, 2pm-4pm
Southrey Woods, Near Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies including the White Admiral.

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 16th August 2017: 10.30am
Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon

Join us on our annual search for the Brown Hairstreak.

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Norfolk: Magical Moths At Cley Marshes

Thursday 17th August 2017: 10.15am
Cley Marshes (Norfolk Wildlife Trust), east of Blakeney

Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Wildlife Trust for this moth event at Cley Marshes and see what we find when we open the moth trap...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Thursday 17th August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch to see butterflies on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

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Cumbria: Moths at Allithwaite Quarry

Friday 18th August 2017: dusk till late
Allithwaite Quarry, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch for a late summer visit to this site near Grange-over-Sands, where well over moth 100 species have already been recorded. Subject to cancellation if wet, cold or windy...

Marsh Frit

Devon: Marsh Fritillary Larval Web Workshop

Friday 18th August 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
East Shallowford Farm

Fancy learning more about Marsh Fritillary and their caterpillars?! Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to learn all the skills and knowledge required to survey for this threatened species.

Grayling

Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 18th August 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

Moth Trapping

East Scotland: Moths At Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Friday 18th August 2017, 8.15pm-10.15pm
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh

Join the East Scotland Branch at Harestanes and discover moths on a summer's evening; late summer is a great time to see beautiful moths of all kinds...

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East Scotland: Course - Highland Butterflies and Moths

Friday 18th to Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire

This Field Studies Council course in Perthshire will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides to show the special species found in the Scottish Highlands, their unique habitats and ecology. There will be daytime field visits to...

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th August 2017: 10.30am
SWT Trimley Marshes, south-east of Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on a long walk exploring SWT Trimley Marshes, local lanes and footpaths...

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East Scotland: A Wild Night Out At Peterculter

Saturday 19th August 2017, 8.00pm-12.00midnight
Peterculter, Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Saturday 19th August 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth, DT3

Join us on this visit to some newly created chalk downland habitat, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

Scotch Argus

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Scotch Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th August 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Castle Douglas, Mossdale

Join the Dumfries & Galloway sub-group of the Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch on a walk where we hope to see Scotch Argus butterflies & much else.

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East Scotland: Butterfly Walk At Haddo Country Park

Saturday 19th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Haddo Country Park, Methlick, Aberdeenshire

On a warm summer day, Haddo’s ancient wildflower meadows are full of spectacular coloured butterflies and other insects. We're delighted to have Dr Mark Young joining us, where we’ll try to identify all our common butterfly and day-flying moth species and weather-permitting, set up a moth trap overnight.

Peacock Butterfly

Cumbria: Late Summer Butterflies Of Kendal

Sunday 20th August 2017, 10am-1pm
Kendal Golf Course

Join the Cumbria Branch for a walk where we hope to see Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Painted Lady, Red Admiral and other late summer butterflies...

Small Heath

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Gwennap Head and Porthgwarra, near Land's End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location west of Porthcurno which boasts an abundance of butterflies, including Graylings, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows, Small Heaths and many more. You might also spot a Chough...

Les

West Midlands: Moth Morning And BC Stall

Sunday 20th August 2017: 9am
Ashwood Nurseries, Kingswinford, west of Dudley

Join the West Midlands Branch at the National Gardens Scheme Open Day at Ashwood Nurseries (Kingswinford) for a moth morning. We will have a stall...

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks

Join us at Lardon Chase to look for second-generation Adonis Blues and other late summer butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Fontmell Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Fontmell Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

Join the Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Butterfly Walk on Ballard Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-1.30pm
Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust on a visit to enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down, including the second brood of Adonis Blue...

Adonis Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: Adonis Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Kent: Lydden Down

Sunday 20th August 2017: 10.30am
Lydden Down, Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve

Join the Kent Branch at this Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, where we hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper and other downland species of butterflies.

Moths In The Garden

Sunday 20th August 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017: 11.00am
Fontmell Down Nr. Shaftesbury Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on a butterfly walk with the hope of seeing the rare Silver-spotted Skipper as well as …