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.

Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Wednesday 15th October 2014 to Friday 10th April 2015
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

Brown Hairstreak egg surveys - once a week on a weekday - contact Richard Smith

Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Wednesday 15th October 2014 to Friday 10th April 2015
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

Brown Hairstreak egg surveys - once a week on a weekday - contact Richard Smith

North Wales

Tuesday 14th April 2015, 2.00pm-4pm
Morfa Conwy

Belted Beauty Search The Belted Beauty moth has not been seen on Conwy Morfa, its only Welsh site, for two years now and is feared extinct. Please remain optimistic; Please help search one last time. It will be a pleasant walk on the Morfa and would be national news if we found it. Meet at Beacons Car Park (near Marina: SH773791). Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 15th April 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.

North Wales

Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

Butterfly Identification Course A day especially tailored to undentifying the 36 species of butterfly in North Wales (simpler than the 60 or so in Britain!), their foodplants, the conservation issues they face, and survey methods. Led by Jan Miller at Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy. £20 Booking advised from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

Wild About Wensum

Saturday 25th April 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Pensthorpe

This educational event offers an inspiring insight into the natural environment of the Wensum

Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April 2015, 8.00pm-1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

Pearl BF

Butterfly Walk near Looe Bay

Saturday 25th April 2015: 10.30am
The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe

A visit to the Millendreath to Seaton coastal footpath to search for Britain’s earliest flying Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in this unique habitat.

Blue

Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 29th April 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve neat & tidy for the Summer! We'd be grateful for your help.

North Wales

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. A chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 5th May 2015: 6.30pm
Twywell Hills and Dales

Roosting butterflies and caterpillar crawl. Searching for roosting Grizzled and Dingy Skippers in the early evening and then looking for caterpillars of grassland species as it gets dark. Torch and good footwear will be needed. Meet in the main car park at 6.30pm. Grid Ref. SP938772 Leaders Andy Wyldes and Doug Goddard.

North Wales

Tuesday 5th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

Ashworth’s Rustic Caterpillar Search In 1902 Manchester Entomological Society took 107 ashworthii caterpillars from Sychnant. Why can’t we find them? We will search for caterpillars of this North Wales speciality, noting their foodplant as part of a study to understand their ecology. The more eyes, the better! Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595.

North Norfolk Meeting

Wednesday 6th May 2015: 7.30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ

Wildlife of FYR Macedonia – an unknown part of Europe

North Wales

Friday 8th May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. Another chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Ketton Quarry

Saturday 9th May 2015: 10.00am
Ketton Quarry (Leicestershire)

Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2015. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.30am-4pm
Am: Byron Farm, North Somercotes; Pm: Donna Nook

Join us for a morning stroll around specially planted meadows for butterflies at North Somercotes, and after lunch, at Donna Nook on the coast. Bring your camera.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

Sharpenhoe Clappers to look for Spring Butterflies especially Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak & Dingy Skippers. Meet in the NT car park at 10.30am Grid Ref: TL064296 Leader David Chandler.

Pearl BF

Devon: Butterfly Walk In Torrington

Sunday 10th May 2015: 1.00pm
Great Torrington Commons

Join the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation on a visit to the Great Torrington Commons - a great site to spot the Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.