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.

Moth Monitoring At Fort WIlliam

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Fort William - Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices at An Drochaid, Claggan Road

Come and find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. We will be checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. All moths caught will be released unharmed.

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Old Winchester Hill, Warnford, west of Petersfield

Join Brian Fletcher from the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at this chalk downland National Nature Reserve (NNR) to see spring flowers, butterflies such as skippers and blues and other wildlife.

Blue

Work Party - Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardey

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit - Nr Bardney

Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve for the Summer ahead.

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Cornwall: Poldice Field Trip

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
near St Day, Redruth

A walk through disused mining sites in the Poldice Valley area to search for a small, well-camouflaged butterfly that loves bare ground: the Dingy Skipper. This butterfly is a conservation priority species that is becoming increasingly rare in Cornwall.

Adonis Blue

Wiltshire: Chickengrove Bottom and Knowle Hill

Thursday 26th May 2016: 10.30am
south of Broad Chalke

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a recording exercise on these two sites on the south-west Wiltshire chalk, where we we hope to find a good range of Spring butterfly species. Chickengrove Bottom is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI ) bordering Vernditch Chase.

Norbury Park

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
KT23 4BP, TQ146543

Mike Weller

Orange Tip

Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Farm Reserve Walk

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
The Blackdown Hills, between Taunton and Chard

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their reserve, where we hope to see Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood, plus possibly Holly Blue and Common Blues butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Friday 27th May 2016: 10.30am
Compton, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk at this National Trust site to see Glanville Fritillary, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue butterflies.

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West Midlands: Moth Trapping for Beginners

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016, 6.30pm-4.00pm
Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).

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Cumbria: Butterfly And Moth Identification Course

Saturday 28th May to Friday 3rd June 2016, 5.30pm-10.00am
Blencathra, Keswick, Lake District

Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.

Marsh Frit

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Oakridge Lynch, east of Chalford Hill

Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks

A field meeting targeting Adonis Blue and other spring species.

D Skipper

Dingy Skipper Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Littlemill Bing, near Rankinston, KA6

A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).

Marsh Frit

Northern Ireland: Murlough Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Murlough Nature Reserve, County Down

Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.

Brown Argus

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Sidbury Hill

Saturday 28th May 2016: 11.00am
north of Tidworth

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this chalk grassland site, which has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife. We hope to see Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

Polmaily Butterfly Walk - Near Drumnadrochit

Saturday 28th May 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

MAY BE SUNDAY THE 29TH MAY. A visit to see the rewards of previous habitat management undertaken by members of Highland branch.

RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.00am
RYTON WOOD MEADOWS nr Coventry

Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
Pitstone Hill And Aldbury Nowers, Bucks

A field meeting targeting spring butterflies.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Predannack Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
near Mullion, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard. We’ll be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly.