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: 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

Lancashire Netted Carpet Moth - Larval Count

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th September 2015
Various

The Netted Carpet moth (Eustroma reticulatum) is confined in the UK to the Lake District and two sites in the extreme north of Lancashire (with just a possibility of residual colonies in mid-Wales). Its larvae feed only on Touch-me-not-Balsam (Impatiens noli-tangere), itself a nationally scarce plant. Thus conservation of this moth also involves conservation of its food plant

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Glasgow Botanics Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 4th September 2015, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Come along and find out why and how we trap and record moths. Also find out about bats from the Clyde Bat Group.

Brown Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Lower Moor Farm & Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-2.30pm
south of Cirencester

Join the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Branches on this end of season joint field trip to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Brown Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
south of Cirencester, near Kemble

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on an end of season joint field trip with the Wiltshire Branch to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies at these Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves.

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South Wales: Leaf Mining Moths ID Training Course

Saturday 5th September 2015, 10am-4pm
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

Join us in the Ysgol Natur classroom at the Welsh Wildlife Centre for this Leaf-mining moth identification training course.

Brown Argus

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Old Winchester Hill NNR

Sunday 6th September 2015: 10.30am
south-east of Warnford

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on this steep-sided, wildflower‐rich chalk downland, where we hope to see Adonis Blue, Silver-­spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Dorset: Dorset County Show

Sunday 6th September 2015
Dorchester Showground

Join the Dorset Branch in the Bee Tent at the top of the field and visit our Information and Display Stall at the busy Dorset County Show. There will be children’s activities, live moths and Sales.

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Gloucestershire: National Moth Night

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Various Sites

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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South Wales: National Moth Night 2015

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Crymlyn Bog, Swansea

Join the South Wales Branch for National Moth Night 2015 - this year the theme is Migration and it takes place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September.

Dark Marbled Carpet

East Scotland - Borders - Moths At Woodside Walled Garden

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 6.30pm-10.30am
Woodside Walled Garden near Ancrum

Come along on Moth Night Scotland to set up some light traps and enjoy a talk by Malcolm Lindsay with a buffet supper. Then on the Saturday morning there's the opportunity to see what was caught in the traps.

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Suffolk: Leaf-mining Moth Identification Training Course

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2015
Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt

This residential two-day Leaf-mining moth identification training course will introduce leaf-mines to beginners and also expand knowledge for more advanced surveyors.

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Cumbria: National Moth Night At Plumgarths

Friday 11th 7.45pm and Saturday 12th September 8.30am
Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Crook Road, Near Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust to celebrate National Moth Night 2015.

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Evening Moth Trapping

Friday 11th September 2015
Altcar MOD, Hightown, Liverpool

Booking is essential as visitor's names are needed in advance to get access to this MOD property

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Moth Night 2015

Friday 11th September 2015: 7.00pm
Windy Gap, St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this site where we should be able to find some interesting migrant moths - the focus of National Moth Night 2015.

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North East England: National Moth Night 2015

Friday 11th September 2015
Gibside (National Trust), Rowlands Gill, south-west of Newcastle upon Tyne

Join the North East Branch for an evening of moth trapping, led by Durham County Moth Recorder, Keith Dover in Gibside's 18th-century Walled Garden.

Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Devon: Trill Farm Bats & Moths

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 8pm-11.30am
Musbury, Devon

In celebration of National Moth Night, Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch and The Trill Trust are inviting you to spend an evening at Trill Farm, meeting some of its most secretive night time inhabitants, the moths and bats.

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North Wales: National Moth Night Event

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 9.00pm-11.00am
Pensychnant Centre, Conwy, Gwynedd

Join the North Wales Branch at Pensychnant to set moth traps up on the Friday evening and to go through the findings on the Saturday morning.

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Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 11th September 2015: 9.00am & 11.00am
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

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Somerset And Bristol: National Moth Night - An Evening of Moth Trapping

Friday 11th 7pm & Saturday 12th September 8.30am
Mount Fancy Farm Reserve, Staple Fitzpaine, south of Taunton

Join local experts, Butterfly Conservation and the Natural Futures team for an evening of moth trapping in aid of National Moth Night 2015, followed by an early morning session at 8.30am the next day!

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Wiltshire: National Moth Night Event

Saturday 12th September 2015: 7.00pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Moth traps will be running at the ranger from dusk until 11.30pm. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal for children who are interested in wildlife.

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Devon: National Moth Night At Bolberry

Saturday 12th September 2015: 7.00pm
Bolberry Down Near Malborough

Join members of the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the Devon Moth Group at this National Moth Night event at Bolberry Down.