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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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 19th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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East Scotland: Moths In The Morning

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Burn O’ Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Discover the amazing diversity of moths and their roles in nature. We will unveil last night’s live moth trap catch, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Headley Heath, SE Of Leatherhead

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Headley Heath; target: Purple Emperor, Small Copper and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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West Midlands: Monkwood Work Party

Thursday 20th July 2017: 10am
Monkwood Reserve, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) on a work party to remove Mellilot, a highly invasive plant, from Monkwood Reserve, near SInton Green. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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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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Glasgow & South West Scotland: Search For The Bog Sun-jumper Spider!

Friday 21st July 2017, 10am-3pm
Wester Moss Nature Reserve, Fallin, Stirling

We will be at our Wester Moss reserve at Fallin, to carry out a survey for the rare Bog Sun-jumper spider (Heliophanus dampfi), and are calling on local 'citizen scientists' to join in the hunt. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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 & 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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Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Chobham Common, Staple Hill car park

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Chobham Common; target: Grayling butterflies and Dragonflies. You could also take part in 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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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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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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Norfolk: Moth Event North Norfolk Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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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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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...

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Wyre Forest

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Wyre Forest, Bewdley, West Of Kidderminster

This large forest is designated as a Forest Nature Reserve, much of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and several areas are managed as National Nature Reserves, which include the meadows we will be making for in the valley by the Dowles Brook. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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...