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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Cumbria: Butterfly And Moth Identification Course

Saturday 28th May to Friday 3rd June 2016, 5.30pm-10.00am
Blencathra, Keswick, Lake District

Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in 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 Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The site is an interesting wet meadow on a sheltered west facing woodland edge.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Station Meadow, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

This is a joint event with the Lancashire and Cumbria Branches. We will be looking out for spring species, in particular Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Pearl BF

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woods and Howe Ridding

Wednesday 1st June 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk to see spring species of butterflies, including Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Small Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight:

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Old Burghclere Lime Quarry, Old Burghclere, south of Newbury

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this trip where we hope to Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies and the Wood Tiger moth.

Gardening Scotland

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Ingliston Show Ground, Edinburgh

Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre just outside Edinburgh is the biggest plant fair in Scotland. It is the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival! We will be there as part of the Living Garden marquee, with other groups promoting wildlife-friendly gardening.

Green Hair

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm
near St Agnes, north of Redruth

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 10.30am
Coulters Dean, Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this small reserve within the confines of Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the possibility of seeing a Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We are also aiming to see Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies.

Small Blue

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

A field meeting targeting the Small Blue and other early summer butterflies.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Butterflies At Langaford

Saturday 4th June 2016, 11am-1pm
Langaford Farm, North Bovey

Join Jenny Plackett from Butterfly Conservation on a butterfly hunt, where we hope to have good views of the rare Marsh Fritillary.

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North East England: Transect Training

Saturday 4th June 2016: 12.00pm
Bishop Middleham, south-east of Durham

Ian Waller will demonstrate how to set up a transect and monitor the butterflies on it. Guidance on butterfly identification will be given and we will walk part of the Bishop Middleham Transect.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch for a butterfly walk to see early summer butterflies including, hopefully, Small Blue.

Small Blue

Howell Hill

Saturday 4th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
SM2 7HS, TQ236622

Peter Wakeham

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North Wales - Marsh Fritillary Search

Saturday 4th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Tir Stent, Near Dolgellau

Join Andrew Graham for an exciting chance to see the rare marsh fritillary. We will meet at the main car park in Dolgellau (GR:728179).

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.

North Berwick Law Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
North Berwick Law, Lothians

A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

Green Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: May Hill and Newent Woods

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Clifford, south-west of Newent

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Common Blue

West Midlands: Clee Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016: 1.30pm
Cleehill, Ludlow (Shropshire)

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group on a butterfly walk; we shall be looking for Small Heath, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.