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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Late May to mid June - Visits to Marsh Fritillary sites
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.
Target species Dingy and Grizzled Skipper.
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.
A day to learn skills to help you survey and monitor butterflies to promote their conservation.
Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve for the Summer ahead.
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.
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.
Come along and learn everything you need to know to assist in the annual monitoring of these threatened species and help us to ensure their survival.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Find out all about the insect inhabitants of the Pitscurry Project gardens.
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.
A field meeting targeting Adonis Blue and other spring species.
A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).
Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.
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.
MAY BE SUNDAY THE 29TH MAY.
A visit to see the rewards of previous habitat management undertaken by members of Highland branch.
Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY
Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater
Join the West Midlands Branch on the tenth anniversary of their Prees Heath Common Reserve for a FREE family fun day to enjoy all the wildlife of the reserve!
Chalk downland survey
Target species: Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak & Wood White.
A field meeting targeting spring butterflies.
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.
Join the Kent Branch for a walk and possible display of many varities of orchids