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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Big Butterfly Count at Aylett Nurseries Garden Centre

Friday 14th July to Sunday 6th August 2017
Aylett Nurseries Garden Centre, St Albans

Aylett Nurseries Garden Centre is taking part in Big Butterfly Count and encouraging their customers to take part too. They have a 2-acre Dahlia Field and Celebration Garden adjacent to the garden centre, which is free to walk around and a haven for butterflies...

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Big Butterfly Count - Nationwide Survey

Friday 14th July to Sunday 6th August 2017
All Over The UK

Big Butterfly Count is the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Anyone can take part - simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the event, which runs from 14 July-6 August. The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK...

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th July 2017
Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire

This Field Studies Council course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10am
Penhale, near Cubert, north-east of Perranporth

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp ( near Cubert), which is not normally open to the public. Booking essential...

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Lancashire: Butterflies of Rossendale

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Various Sites In Rossendale

Join us on a visit to various sites in Rossendale, looking particularly for White-letter Hairstreak. A great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

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East Scotland: Aberlady Bay Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberlady Bay local nature reserve, East Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch on a joint field trip with the Edinburgh Natural History Society. There are a few species of butterfly that are good to see at Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve (LNR); we will be looking out for Small Skipper, although we may also see Dark Green Fritillary if we are lucky...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Aldbury Nowers, near Tring

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branchwith the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) for a walk to see summer species of butterflies including Dark Green Fritillary. Organised by HMWT; a donation of £3 will be requested...

Dark Green Fritillary

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Banner Down, north-east of Batheaston, near Bath

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this a joint walk with Bath Natural History Society north-east of Bath aimed at familiarisation with grassland butterflies. We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Dorset: The Third Great Dorset Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join the Dorset Branch on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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London: Course - Introduction To Butterflies

Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Stockyard, Bushy Park, London

This Field Studies Centre course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the varied habitats at Bushy Park.. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Walk Farm, Bruton, Between Wincanton And Frome

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk at Walk Farm (near Bruton), which covers more than 200 acres of unimproved and flower-rich meadow and pastureland. It is still farmed using the same traditional methods that were used in the 1950s, so we hope, therefore, to find many species of butterfly in larger than usual numbers, including...

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Sussex: Moths and Butterflies of Swanborough Hill

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-3pm
Swanborough Hill, Swanborough Farm, south-west of Lewes

Join David and Stephen in a search for the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland species on a walk near Lewes...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 2pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

All are welcome to join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester. This is a good time of the year to see the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
West Wycombe Hill And Butlers Hanging, Bucks

A walk to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Butlers Hanging, including Dark Green Fritillary and Chalk Hill Blue. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk in search of the White Admiral with our species champion. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Cumbria: Butterflies of Brantwood, Coniston Water

Saturday 22nd July 2017
east side of Coniston Water

Join the Cumbria Branch, Rusland Horizons and Friends of Brantwood for a walk around the beautiful gardens, woodland and moorland at Brantwood (east side of Coniston Water) to look for butterflies and day-flying moths...

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Suffolk: Big Butterfly Count Taster

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, north-west of Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch for an introduction to our annual Big Butterfly Count near West Stow Country Park. This event is suitable for novices...

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West Midlands: Baggeridge Country Park

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Baggeridge Country Park, Dudley

Join the West Midlands Branch at Baggeridge Country Park for a White-letter Hairstreak foray. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download ...

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West Midlands: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east Of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch at Haugh Wood for a guided walk following the green trail. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Worcester Branch of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.(WWT) on Trench Wood reserve near Worcester for this Big Butterfly Count event...

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West Midlands: Butterfly ID and Survey Training

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-3.30pm
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre,

Improve your butterfly identification skills on this ID training and butterfly survey of the Onny meadows, with butterfly themed family activities. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Raisby Quarry, Coxhoe, south-east of Junction 61 of the A1

Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk in quarry and grassland near Coxhoe, where we hope to see White-letter Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

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Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Kithurst Lane, Storrington, Pulborough

The purpose of the open day is not to see lots of rarities, but to see how it is quite possible to attract a large variety of butterflies into a country garden and also encourage them to stay and breed. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count. - why not download a...

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Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats...

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Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats. We will be examining the moths caught in the traps set last night...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 1pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join the Cornwall Branch in exploring this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). We’ll be searching for Grayling butterflies, Bog Bush-crickets, Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies and much more...

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Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11am
Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, North Of Stratford-upon-Avon

Join Warwickshire Branch Butterfly Recorder, Keith Warmington for a guided walk at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...