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: Habitat Management Work Parties

Winter Sundays October to February
Various Sites In Vale Of Glamorgan And Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch restoring habitat for butterflies in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan), Carmathenshire and at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire...

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Parties

Winter Sundays October to February
Various Sites In Vale Of Glamorgan And Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch restoring habitat for butterflies in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan), Carmathenshire and at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire...

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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Warwickshire: Winter Work Parties

Sunday 1st January to Friday 31st March 2017
Various locations across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Branch is always happy to see new faces at our work parties, where you can help manage some of our finest wildlife sites. You do not need to be a Butterfly Conservation member - everyone is welcome...

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Lancashire: Winter Work Parties

Tuesday 3rd January to Thursday 30th March 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment, Arnside and Silverdale AONB, north-east of Warton

The Lancashire Branch has a regular programme of winter work parties, usually held every Tuesday and Thursday, depending on the weather. We are likely to be working on our Myers Allotment reserve, but may then move on to other sites in the area if required...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Work Parties

Tuesday 3rd January to Friday 31st March 2017, 9.45am-1.00pm
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve, near Tring, east of Aylesbury

Conservation work parties are arranged throughout the year on our reserve at Millhoppers Pasture near Tring. If you would like to offer your help, please contact the Reserve Warden...

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Surrey: Tropical Butterflies

Saturday 14th January to Sunday 5th March 2017, 9.30am-4.00pm
RHS Garden, Wisley

Butterflies in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden, Wisley

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 22nd February 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Gloucestershire: Indoor Meeting

Thursday 23rd February 2017: 8pm
Shurdington, south-east of Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this indoor meeting in Shurdington (near Cheltenham). The main talk will be on Crickley Hill, presented by Julian Bendle, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Warden for Crickley Hill, Barrow Wake and Kilkenny Viewpoint...

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Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Thursday 23rd February 2017: 7.30pm
Methodist Church, Wareham, Purbeck

An illustrated talk by Harold Gillen: "A Butterfly Odyssey" - a tour round Britain to see and photograph 58 butterfly species. This is a Dorset Wildlife Trust (Isle Of Purbeck) event held in Wareham...

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 23rd February 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Box Hill, NE Of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch and National Trust at a work party at Box Hill, where we will be managing habitat for Small Blue butterflies...

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Sussex: Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 9.45am-3.30pm
Graffham Down, near Petworth, north-east of Chichester

Join the Sussex Branch on a work party managing habitat at Graffham Down. More details available closer to the date.

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Dorset And Wiltshire: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017: 9.30am
Stratford Tony Down, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this work party at Stratford Tony Down in south Wiltshire. We will be clearing tree seedlings and scrub to improve part of this extensive area of chalk grassland...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10am-3.30pm
Longwood Common / Nottingham Hill, east of Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and the Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project on a work party clearing scrub to improve habitat for Wall Brown and other butterflies east of Bishops Cleeve (near Cheltenham)...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Meadows, Bucks

Search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

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Scotland: Kingshill Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Kingshill Local Nature Reserve, Allanton

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Scotland to see a variety of butterflies and moths. Help us keep it what way!

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Devon: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10.30am-3pm
Little Breach Reserve, Blackdown Hills, south-west of Wellington

Help the Devon Branch on their Little Breach reserve near Culmstock in the Blackdown Hills. Over the years, continued habitat management has helped it become more species-rich and now 24 butterfly species can be seen throughout the year, with grassland butterflies predominating...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield; activities to be determined (this event may not run)...

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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10am-4pm
Southrey Wood, near Bardney, east of Lincoln

Do come and join us on one of our winter work parties to generally manage the woodland, rides and paths in Southrey Woods (Forestry Commission, near Bardney). Any time you could give between 10am and 4pm would be very welcome...

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Somerset And Bristol: Indoor Meeting

Sunday 26th February 2017, 2pm-4pm
Schools Room, Bristol Museum And Art Gallery

Bristol and District Moth Group will be holding its indoor meeting in the Schools Room (1st floor front) of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – all are welcome...

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017: 10am
Trench Wood Reserve, near Droitwich, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch's monthly work party at Trench Wood reserve, which is jointly managed with Worcester Wildlife Trust. This ancient woodland is one of the richest woodland sites for wildlife in the county.

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 11am-3pm
Roedale Valley Allotments, Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch for vegetation clearance work on these allotments. As part of the Roedale Valley Allotments initiative in Brighton, a new full plot will be used as a community space for plot holders of the site to grow caterpillar food plants and nectar sources for butterflies and other wildlife...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 1st March 2017: 10am
Capes Head, Old Park Wood, Holker, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party at Capes Head (near Grange-over-Sands)...