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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South Wales: Habitat Monitoring In The Alun Valley

Sunday 30th April to Sunday 28th May 2017
Alun Valley

Transects to monitor habitat for the violet-feeding fritillaries. We’ll probably select two Sunday mornings and two weekdays during this month to operate habitat transects. Please contact us for details.

Marsh Frit

South Wales: Visits To Marsh Fritillary Sites

Sunday 21st May to Sunday 18th June 2017
Across South Wales Region

If you’d like to accompany us on visits to actual or potential Marsh Fritillary sites in South Wales, then please do consider joining us.

Green Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 26th May 2017: 10.30am
Compton Chine, east of Freshwater Bay

PLEASE NOTE that this field trip has had to be re-scheduled to take place on 26 May instead of 25 May. Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Compton Chine (Isle of Wight), where we shall be looking for Glanville Fritillary, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue butterflies...

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 27th May 2017: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Berks

Join us on a field trip targeting the Adonis Blue and other spring species.

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Cumbria: Butterfly and Moth Identification Course

Saturday 27th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
Blencathra Centre, Lake District

The course will include countryside walks to study the special species of butterflies and moth identification of 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...

Pearl BF

Field Trip To Wyre Forest, Worcs & Shropshire

Saturday 27th May 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire & Shropshire

Wyre Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission, has excellent habitats for insects. We hope to visit a number of sites, aiming to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and possibly, the Wood White. Do join us for what promises to be an excellent day out.

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

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Northern Ireland: Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey Workshop

Saturday 27th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Broughshane, Ballymena

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) is a survey designed to capture how butterflies are faring in the wider countryside, outside our nature reserves and species-rich areas. This workshop will...

Adonis Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 27th May 2017: 10.30am
Kitts Grave and Martin Down, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), a large tract of open chalk grassland with many species of wildflowers, butterflies and moths. We are hoping to see Adonis Blue, Small Blue and Duke of Burgundy butterflies and Burnt-tip Orchids...

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Suffolk: Gardening for Butterflies

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, East Of Stowmarket

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children's activities...

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

D Skipper

East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Yorkshire: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.30am
Hawnby, North York Moors

Join the Yorkshire Branch on a visit to Hawnby (east of Northallerton) where we hope to the Duke of Burgundy butterfly...

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Merrow & Pewley Downs, East Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Small Copper

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11am-1pm
Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve, Nr. Hounslow, Middlesex

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a heathland walk; we hope to see Green Hairstreak, Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies at Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a trip to Pitstone Qaurry for the Small Blue and other late spring species

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Dorset: Open Weekend On Lankham Bottom Reserve

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Cattistock, north-west of Dorchester

Join the Dorset Branch for guided walks at Lankham Bottom, our downland reserve near Cattistock...

Pearl BF

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th May 2017: 10.30am
Bentley Wood, east of Salisbury

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at this site rich with invertebrates and birdlife. We are aiming to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable Moth...

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North Wales: Aberduna Quarry Butterfly Search

Sunday 28th May 2017, 2pm-4pm
Aberduna Quarry car park, south-west of Mold

Come and join us on a butterfly search at Aberduna reserve near Mold and discover the reasons behind butterfly transect recording and how local people can get involved...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...