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.

Mountain Ringlet

Warwickshire: A Weekend Trip to Cumbria

Friday 14th July 2017: 2pm onwards...
Warton Crag Quarry And Other Sites

Join other members of the Warwickshire Branch for a butterfly weekend in Cumbria. Our target species for the weekend include Northern Brown Argus, High Brown Fritillary, Large Heath and Mountain Ringlet butterflies, but we are likely to see a great deal of other wildlife during our walks, plus the occasional visit to the local pubs too! Today is the launch of Big Butterfly Count...

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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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Cumbria: Butterflies of Undermillbeck Common

Friday 14th July 2017, 11am-2pm
Undermillbeck Common, Lindeth, Windermere

Join the Cumbria Branch at Undermillbeck Common (Windermere) for a Big Butterfly Count event. Hopefully you'll be able to count Dark Green and High Brown Fritillary butterflies....

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Parkhurst Forest, north-west of Newport, Isle of Wight

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a forest walk where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count....

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 15th July 2017: 8.30pm till late
Bubbenhall Wood & Meadow, south-east of Coventry

Join David Brown at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's newest Nature Reserve. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species. Our second visit to this nature reserve (south-east of Coventry) will see us hoping to...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017
Littlewood Nature Reserve, Quarrington

Join the North East Branch on a guided walk at Littlewood Local Nature Reserve (NNR), east of Junction 61 on the A1, where we hope to see Marbled White, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hairstreak Meet & Greet – Session 1

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Hollingbury Park, Brighton

Join Jamie Burston from the Sussex Branch on this city walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak butterflies around the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hairstreak Meet & Greet – Session 2

Saturday 15th July 2017, 3.45pm-5.30pm
Hollingbury Park, Brighton

Join Jamie Burston from the Sussex Branch on this city walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak butterflies around the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Piddles Wood

Saturday 15th July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
south of Sturminster Newton

Join the Dorset Branch on our first visit in some time to this ancient woodland south of Sturminster Newton, traditionally a good site for White Admiral and other woodland species...

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Northern Ireland: Cavehill Big Butterfly Count and Safari

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Belfast Castle Grounds and Cavehill

Join the Northern Ireland Branch and the Cavehill Conservation Campaign to launch the 2017 Big Butterfly Count. This is a family-friendly morning exploring the grounds below Belfast Castle, before a slightly more strenuous afternoon with highly skilled and experienced local guide Cormac Hamill, exploring the nooks and crannies of Cavehill...

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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...

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch near Alresford on an old field trip favourite with woodland and chalk grassland flora and fauna. We hope to see Marbled White, Dark Green Fritillary and, possibly, Purple Emperor 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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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Cabilla Woods, Glyn Valley, east of Bodmin

Join the Cornwall Branch on this walk through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) reserve three miles east of Bodmin, described as “one of the largest and possibly finest ancient woodland in Cornwall”...

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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...

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Upper Thames: Course - Introduction to Butterflies in the Chilterns

Saturday 15th July 2017
Amersham Field Centre, Amersham, Bucks

This Field Studies Council course will help you recognise the wide variety of butterfly species can be found in the attractive grasslands and woodlands of the Chilterns. Learn how they depend on their habitats and find out how you can help conserve them...

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us for a walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Crrok Peak, near Compton Bishop, between the M5 and Cheddar Reservoir

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk to Crook Peak (near Compton Bishop), which holds a good range of limestone grassland butterfly species with Grayling, Marbled White and Brown Argus numbered amongst them...

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am
West Wood, Crab Wood And Pitt Down, west of Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip near Winchester to Forestry Commission (FC) and Hants County Council (HCC) sites, where we hope to see Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies and Tiger moths...

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 2pm
Willance's Leap, Richmond

Join the Yorkshire Branch on an hour's walk on Willance's Leap (Swaledale) where we hope to see many species of butterflies such as Peacocks and Ringlets and may even some Dark Green Fritillaries if we’re lucky. The views are spectacular...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10am-0pm
Northaw Great Wood, north of Potters Bar

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) on a guided walk near Potters Bar in search of woodland butterflies. This event is organised by HMWT,so a donation of £3 will be requested...

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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...

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Join us and help to restore this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small tree seedlings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

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Kent: Lullingstone Country Park

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am

Join the Kent Branch on a walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and other summer butterflies.

Purple Emperor

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017: 11am
Rowney Wood, Debden, near Thaxted, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on a first field trip to Rowney Wood (Forestry Commission) south-east of Saffron Walden, searching for the impressive Purple Emperor butterfly...

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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...