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.

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
RHS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburh

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Aish Tor Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 1.30pm
between Poundsgate and Holne, west of Ashburton

Join the Devon Branch at this site which is excellent for High Brown Fritillary butterflies. This is a good opportunity to compare and contrast with Dark Green Fritillary, which is also on the wing.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

A field trip to see the Small Blue, as well as most of the common summer species.

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Blackland Covert, Bucks

A joint meeting with the Bucks Invertebrate Group. Numbers are limited.

Les

West Midlands: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 25th June 2016: 8.30am
Bringsty, east of Bromyard, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch for a Moth Breakfast; we will be examining the contents of the moth traps run the previous night before releasing the moths.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Aish Tor, Dartmoor, Devon

This Field Trip is for a week-end visit to Aish Tor, Dartmoor to see the rare High Brown Fritillary.

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Bramshott Common, north-east of Liphook

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at Bramshott Common, where we are aiming to see early Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland invertebrates.

Ringlet

Guided Walk at Duddingston

Saturday 25th June 2016, 12pm-1pm
Duddingston village

A guided walk at Duddingston Field to see which butterflies can be found there.

Ringlet

Guided Walk at Duddingston

Saturday 25th June 2016, 2pm-3pm
Duddingston village

A guided walk at the Glebe field at Duddingston to see which butterflies can be found there.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

A chance to see Silver-studded Blue in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

White-Letter Hairstreak

Cheshire And Peak: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-11.00am
Leftwich, Northwich

The target species on this field trip is White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. The visit will last about one hour and will involve easy walking of no more than half a mile, although some may wish to explore further afield where many common species may be found.

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Highlands And Islands: Ardersier Work Party

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Ardersier

Help the scarce Small Blue butterfly at Ardersier Bay by planting its food plant, kidney vetch, along the shore path. All equipment provided.

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Cornwall: Moth Night At Wheal Busy

Saturday 25th June 2016: 9.00pm
near Chacewater, south-east of St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch on this moth night. Moth specialist Adrian Spalding will be leading the event and setting moth traps.

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Highlands And Islands: Fort Augustus Moths

Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Fort Augustus

This is a privately owned woodland that has never been moth-trapped before. The owners have kindly allowed us access to survey for moths. Traps will be run during the previous night and who knows what we might discover?!

Norbury Park

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
RH5 6BQ, TQ158524

Tony Hoare

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Duke of Burgundy Larvae Hunt

Sunday 26th June 2016: 10.30am
Butser Hill, south-west of Petersfield

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join us on this guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat where you can see the Dark Green Fritilary butterfly and later we will look for species like the White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Elephant Hawk

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 26th June 2016, 0.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, south-east of Gloucester

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey. Members of the Gloucestershire Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

Wood White

West Midlands: Help The Wood White Butterfly

Monday 27th June 2016: 11.00am
Bury Ditches, Lydbury North, Shropshire

Join Butterfly Conservation on this free training event to learn more about the Wood White butterfly and how you can help secure its future in the West Midlands.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Toton Sidings Field Trip

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 10am-1pm
between Derby and Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with the Derby Natural History Society for a 2-3 hour walk around the Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Toton Sidings. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White.