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.

East Scotland

Saturday 18th April 2015, 12.30pm-3.30pm
McManus Collections Unit, Barrack Street, Dundee, DD1 1PG

From tropical birdwings to the worlds largest moth, come and see some of the colourful marvels from the museum's butterfly and moth collections

Warwickshire

Saturday 18th April 2015, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Cubbington Village Hall, Broadway, Cubbington, Near Leamington Spa. CV32 7JR

Spring Meeting - A social event with slides, raffle, tea and cake! An opportunity to discover more about our butterflies and moths and learn more about the work being done in our region. Donations to the raffle prize table always welcome. Did we mention that there will be cake???

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Northern Ireland Branch Event: Butterflies For Beginners

Saturday 18th April 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
The Barge, Lock Keeper's Cottage, Lagan Valley Regional Park

Join Butterfly Conservation's Northern Ireland Branch on this butterfly walk for beginners at Lagan Valley Regional Park, which includes learning about the identification and survey techniques we use to study these beautiful creatures!

Bog Squad Workparty,Langlands Moss LNR

Sunday 19th April 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
N South Lanarkshire, Just Outside East Kilbride

We are continuing our work here with the fantastic Friends of Langlands Moss to help keep the bog nice and wet for rare species. The work will involve ditch blocking

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

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

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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.

Norfolk - 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

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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.

Bog Squad Workparty, Wester Moss, Stirling

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, near Stirling

Come along and help us conserve the boggy habitat of rare animals and plants by clearing invasive conifers and damming old drainage ditches.

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 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

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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.

SW Scotland Branch New Members Day & ID/Recording Course

Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G53 7NN

A chance for new members to meet a few of the branch stalwarts & all to brush up on their ID skills & recording techniques if required.

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.