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.

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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Warwickshire: Winter Work Parties

Sunday 1st January to Friday 31st March 2017
Various locations across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Branch is always happy to see new faces at our work parties, where you can help manage some of our finest wildlife sites. You do not need to be a Butterfly Conservation member - everyone is welcome...

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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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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Work Parties

Tuesday 3rd January to Friday 31st March 2017, 9.45am-1.00pm
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve, near Tring, east of Aylesbury

Conservation work parties are arranged throughout the year on our reserve at Millhoppers Pasture near Tring. If you would like to offer your help, please contact the Reserve Warden...

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Lancashire: Winter Work Parties

Tuesday 3rd January to Thursday 30th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment, Arnside and Silverdale AONB, north-east of Warton

The Lancashire Branch has a regular programme of winter work parties, usually held every Tuesday and Thursday, depending on the weather. We are likely to be working on our Myers Allotment reserve, but may then move on to other sites in the area if required...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 29th March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 29th March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Wednesday 29th March 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve, near Bardney

Do come and help the Lincolnshire Branch tidy our Snakeholme Pit reserve near Bardney ready for spring...

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Dorset: Dorset Moth Group Spring Meeting

Saturday 1st April 2017, 0.30pm-4.15pm
Puddletown, north-east of Dorchester

The Dorset Moth Group Spring Meeting will be held at Puddletown Village Hall. Members may bring a small number of photographs of their favourite moths. Suggested donation £2.

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Surrey: Talk

Saturday 1st April 2017, 11.10am-11.40am
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Guildford

Surrey Branch's Bill Downey talks about "Brilliant Butterflies" at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford...

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 1st April 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Lincolnshire: Spring Indoor Meeting

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre Nr. Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch at our Spring Meeting. It promises to be a fascinating afternoon with two speakers: Patrick Barkham, well-known author of 'The Butterfly Isles' and our friend Allan Rodda from the Yorkshire Branch on butterfly conservation 'Off the Cuff'. Do come - you'll be very welcome...

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Work Party : Chambers Farm Wood nr Bardney

Sunday 2nd April 2017: 10.00am
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Work Party at Chambers Farm Wood: do join us to help maintain the habitat for the rare Brown Hairstreak butterfly

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Sussex: In search of the Lady of the Woods amongst the bluebells

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10.30am-12pm
Blunts Wood & Paiges Meadow, Haywards Heath

Join the Sussex Branch near Haywards Heath in search of the Lady of the Woods, better known as the Orange-tip butterfly. We also hope to see Speckled Wood, Green-veined White and, if we are lucky, Green Hairstreak butterflies...

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Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Work Party

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, west of Muir of Ord

Another chance to help us cut back vegetation and rake up excessive bracken to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries at this site (west of Muir of Ord....

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Northern Ireland: WCBS workshop

Wednesday 5th April 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
National Trust Divis And Blackmountain, Hannahstown

Join us to learn more about the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

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Butterfly ID Course led by Jan Miller

Saturday 8th April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Pensyschnant Conservation Centre

A day especially tailored to learn about identifying all North Wales species of butterfly.

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Highlands And Islands: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th April 2017: 10am
Charleston Academy, General Booth Road, Inverness

The Highlands and Islands Branch Annual General Meeting is held on the second Saturday in April each year (as long as that isn't Easter weekend) and the 2017 AGM will, as is usual, be held at the Charleston Academy in Inverness...

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Upper Thames: Day Course

Sunday 9th April 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Didcot

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot)...

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Gloucestershire: Stroud Indoor Meeting

Monday 10th April 2017, 8pm-10pm
Minchinhampton, south-east of Stroud

Come along to the Gloucestershire Branch's indoor meeting in Minchinhampton, where Dr Caroline Bulman, Head of Species Ecology at Butterfly Conservation (BC), will talk to us about recent project work at BC...

Belted Beauty Search

Monday 10th April 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Beacons Car Park, Near Conwy Marina (GR: SH 773 791)

A search for the presumed extinct belted beauty moth. It would make national news if it is re-found.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th April 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our first walk of the year to see early butterflies and cowslips at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester...

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Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 13th April 2017: 7.30pm
Earley, near Reading

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

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Sussex: Habitat Management At Bevendean Down

Sunday 16th April 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Bevendean, north east edge of Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch and the Friends of Bevendean Down to improve habitat for all the butterflies on this wonderful site ahead of the summer!

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Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th April 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ham Lands, Richmond

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Ham Lands; target: Brimstone, Peacock