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.

South Wales: Moth Trapping

Late May to early September 2015
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Glamorgan.

Three or four Moth Trapping events will be held, exact dates to be confirmed

South Wales Moth Trapping

Saturday 6th June to Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve

A series of three events on 6th June, 5th July and 23rd August. Ceredigion Moth Group are keen to recruit more moth recorders and will be showing moths trapped overnight at the RSPB reserve Ynys-hir.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 8th July 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

White Admiral

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Ruislip Woods

Wednesday 8th July 2015: 10.30am
Ruislip

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a walk to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Purple Emperor butterflies at this National Nature Reserve.

North Wales

Friday 10th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Great Orme

Friday 10th July, 9:30 - 11:30pm Glow-worms & Moths of the Great Orme. A guided walk with North Wales Wildlife Trust to learn about these fascinating beetles. The Welsh for glow-worm is Tn Bach Diniwed - Innocent Little Fire. This is magical. Followed by moth trapping. Path uneven with steps. Bring a torch! Meet at West Shore by the boating lake, SH770821. Booking essential with Mark Sheridan 01492 583820

North Wales

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.00am
Pensychnant Centre

Weekend 11th - 12th July Ashworth’s Rustic Weekend Ashworth’s Rustic and Weaver’s Wave are endemic to the mountains of North Wales: These sub-species occur nowhere else in the world. We will be trapping for these Sychnant specialities and other rare moths. Set traps 9:30pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Sunday at the house with a cuppa. Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

Bog Squad Workparty, Lockshaw Moss

Saturday 11th July 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Lockshaw Moss, Near Clackmannan

Large Heath Butterfly Survey & Tree Seedling Pulling at Lockshaw Moss

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Devon: Butterflies Of The Bovey Valley Woodland

Saturday 11th July 2015: 1.30pm
Lustleigh, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch to look for woodland species, including the Silver-washed Fritllary, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Hairstreak.

Marbled White

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - LARGE HEATH BUTTERFLY SURVEY

Saturday 11th OR (only if poor weather on 11th) Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Red Moss Of Netherley, Near Stonehaven

Come and help look for the Large Heath on the Red Moss of Netherley Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve near Stonehaven, a lowland raised bog currently undergoing restoration work to prevent it from drying out.

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.

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Highlands And Islands - ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

We will walk north along the shore-line cliffs. When we did this trip in 2014 we saw an amazing twelve species of butterfly, including the target species.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

Sunday 12th July 2015, 0.00pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, GL4 8EX

The Gloucestershire branch opened a butterfly garden in part of the old walled garden that was originally tended by the monks of the Monastery.

Large Heath

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) at the far end of the site. Half of this moss has been dug up for garden peat, the other half has been left as a pristine moss. We wish to see whether the Large Heath butterfly can still be found here.

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Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.

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Cheshire And Peak: Coombs Dale

Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
Derbyshire

Join the Cheshire & Peak Branch for a walk of approximately one mile down Coombs Dale.