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.

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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.


Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Cumbria: Moth trapping

Friday 31st July 2015: 9.00pm
Smardale Gill

Join the Cumbria Branch for an evening of moth trapping at this beautiful National Nature Reserve.

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Gloucestershire: Crickley Hill Country Park

Saturday 1st August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this moth and butterfly event, where you can also get the chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom Joint Field Trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

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West Midlands: Wildlife Trust Butterfly Blitz

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 11am-3pm
Wolseley Centre, near Rugeley

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are running a Big Butterfly Count in conjunction with the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation - come and join us!

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Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest

A leisurely walk through newly planted areas of forest to see a vivid display of summer butterflies. Target species include Marbled White, skippers and blue and brown butterflies. Handy tips will be provided to help you learn how to identify individual species.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
Hackpen Hill (aka Crowhole Bottom, Devil's Punchbowl), Oxon

Join us on a walk at the Devil's Punchbowl to look for the Chalk Carpet and summer butterflies and a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Sussex Branch: Big Butterfly Count Family Event!

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-0.00am
Next to Mouse Cottage, Steyning.

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Sussex Branch and the Steyning & District Community Partnership for this free, family day out counting butterflies!

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02nd August 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!