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: Work Party

Wednesday 28th September 2016: 10am
Farrer's Allotment, Whitbarrow, Lyth Valley

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in Kendal.

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Norfolk: Branch AGM & Photographic Competition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Hethersett Village Hall

One of the illustrated talk on the day is 'In Pursuit of Butterflies - Latest Musings' by Matthew Oates. Renowned butterfly expert, broadcaster and author Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Saturday 1st October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will use a machine to cut paths and need help with raking and burning at Jubilee Clump.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Yorkshire: AGM And Members' Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016: 10.30am
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Join us for our annual AGM and Members' Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. 10am for a 10:30am start

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Cornwall: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10.30am-4pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward, Bodmin

A burning day: if fires are your thing, join the Cornwall Branch for a big one! We will be burning the scrub from the previous scrub bashing sessions, where we have created suitable habitat for the endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly. There will be jobs suitable for everyone, lifts are available from West and Mid Cornwall, and travel expenses can be claimed. Booking essential.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve for tree management and scrub clearance.

Highlands And Islands: Work Party

Thursday 6th October 2016, 9am-3pm
Ralia, near Newtonmore

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch and Network Rail on a scrub clearance work party. We will be removing scrub (mainly broom and birch) with hand tools on a railway embankment on the main Inverness to Perth line!

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Cornwall: Apple Day, Kehelland Trust

Saturday 8th October 2016
Kehelland, near Camborne

Following the extraordinary success of the Cornwall Branch stall at this lovely countryside event last year, we hope to have another stall this time. If you would like to help, please put this date in your diary.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th October 2016: 1pm
Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon

Our Branch Annual General Meeting will be followed by our guest speaker, Henk de Vries, (Dutch BC) on the Large Copper butterfly (extinct in the British Isles in 1851 and was last recorded at Bottisham in Cambridgeshire) and a talk on the new "Back from the Brink' project.

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Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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North Wales: AGM And Illustrated Talks - Pensychnant Centre

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pensychnant Centre, Conwy

Join us for the brief AGM and a series of interesting talks from three excellent speakers; Sally Pidcock (Warden of the Great Orme), Michael Slater (Warwickshire Small Blue Project Officer, BC) and Dr Tom Brereton (Head of Monitoring, BC).

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North East England: Annual General Meeting

Sunday 9th October 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill

The North East England Branch's AGM will be held at the National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 10th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Tuesday 11th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 12th October 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in Allithwaite.

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Northern Ireland: Butterfly Walkers Workshop

Wednesday 12th October 2016, 9.45am-3.00pm
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon

To say ‘Thank You’ to the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey and Transect walkers, Butterfly Conservation are organising a short one-day workshop this autumn.

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Suffolk: Branch AGM

Saturday 15th October 2016, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Waldringfield Village Hall, Woodbridge, east of Ipswich

Join us at our Annual General Meeting, taking place at Waldringfield Village Hall. The AGM will be followed by light refreshments, then members' slides and the annual photo competition.

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Norfolk - Wild About Norfolk

Saturday 15th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 17th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-west Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Yew Hill reserve. We will be clearing the fence line and tree popping scrub on the hilltop, using hand tools.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.)

Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.) nr. Bardney

Do come and join us in one of a series of Winter Work Parties to help our ongoing Brown Hairstreak management in a selected area.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 23rd October 2016: 10am
Devil's Dyke, Newmarket

Join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch on a work party concentrating on habitat management for the Dingy Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 26th October 2016: 10am
Witherslack Woods, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party near Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 29th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Broadcroft Butterfly Reserve, Portland

Join Dorset Branch volunteers on a conservation work party at Broadcroft Quarry, a reserve managed specifically for butterflies, notably the Silver-studded Blue butterfly.