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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Launch Event

Friday 14th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for the launch of Big Butterfly Count. His is one of the best times of the year to see butterflies and the wildflowers at their best...

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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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's display at the New Forest Wildlife Park for information on how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys. There will be information on butterfly identification and gardening for butterflies...

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Suffolk: Butterfly & Moth Walk And Talk

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-1pm
Red Lodge Heath SSSI, north-west of Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch at Red Lodge Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for a talk on moths and the Big Butterfly Count followed by a tour of the heath and woodland margins to see butterflies and day-flying moths..

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10am
Wolves Wood (RSPB), west of Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on this woodland walk to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Walton Downs & Juniper Hill, Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip starting at Epsom Racecourse; target: Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's stall on the second day of this Big Butterfly Count event at New Forest Wildlife Park near Ashurst. Find out how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys...

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington, South-east Of Croydon

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson’s Bank (south-east of Croydon), where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Sunday 16th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. This is a wonderful month to see butterflies and an excellent opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views. It's also a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

Essex Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Broadstreet Common, West Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Broadstreet Common; target: wood/grassland species. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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...

Grayling

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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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...

Dorset: 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.

Purple Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am-3.00pm
Wimbledon Common

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Wimbledon Common; target: Purple Hairstreak butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count....

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 9.10am-4.00pm
Great Train Journey East: Dorking Deepdene-Betchworth

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...

Dorset: The Third Great Dorset Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th 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.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am
Aldeburgh

An invitation from a Suffolk Branch member to visit her 10-acre wildlife garden, which also has a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Reigate & Colley Hills

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate & Colley Hills; target: Silver-spotted Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. This is an opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Family Butterfly Day

Friday 4th August 2017: 10am
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, near Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a Family Butterfly Day. There will be guided butterfly walks, craft activities for children and photographic displays at this popular event for families at the beautiful Sir John Hillier Gardens near Romsey...

Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse Reserve

Saturday 5th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at the Dorset Branch's Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

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Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017, 9.45am-4.30pm
Great Train Journey West: Dorking-Gomshall

Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey West from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Gomshall; 10km return walk along the North Downs; target: 25+ species. This is an excellent opportunity to join in with Big Butterfly Count...

Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.