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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West Midlands: Meadows Festival

Saturday 24th June 2017, 11am-4pm
The Bog, Stiperstones NNR, south-east of Shrewsbury

Come along to the Meadows Festival at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve (NNR) where there will be a BC stall, butterfly walks, children’s activities and much more...

Silver-studded Blue

Sussex: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Iping And Stedham Commons,

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk to find Silver-studded Blue butterflies and the Common Heath moth at Iping and Stedham Commons...

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 24th June 2017: 9.15pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this moth night where many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event for children who are interested in wildlife. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. Owls may be heard and bats should be seen...

Peacock

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 25th June 2017, Midday - 4pm
Iford Manor Orchard, Bradford-on-Avon, Somerset/Wiltshire border

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this brilliant family event, which includes guided butterfly walks, face-painting, story-telling, pony rides, arts and crafts workshops and more! All activities and entrance is free...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 29th June 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We will be opening several moth traps put out the night before around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve courtesy of NWT

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West Midlands: 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday 1st July 2017: 2pm till late
The Haycop Nature Reserve, Broseley, south of Ironbridge

Join the West Midlands Branch in celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Haycop nature reserve. There will be a hog roast, local ales, live music, local crafts, owls, children’s activities...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Meadows And Family Fun Day

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Brush up on your butterfly and plant ID skills with guided walks and photographic displays at one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). Held to celebrate Plantlife’s Magnificent Meadows Day, there will also be face-painting, craft activities and nature hunts for youngsters...

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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
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, Near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for butterfly ID walks on Magdalen Hill Down, one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). This is a Big Butterfly Count event..

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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...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hairstreak Meet & Greet (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm & 3.45-5.30pm
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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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..

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Join Geoff and Tessa from the Sussex Branch for a wander around Bevendean in search of Chalk Hill Blues and other downland species of butterflies and day flying moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Sussex: Butterflies for Beginners

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Warnham Butterfly Reserve, Tilletts Lane, Warnham

This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north-west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex! We will be visiting the Warnham butterfly reserve where 34 species have been...

Purple Emperor

Sussex: Unearthing the Secrets of the Empress

Sunday 16th July 2017, 1pm-4.30pm
Eartham Wood, north-east of Chichester

Join Neil from the Sussex Branch at Eartham Wood near Chichester and find out about the Purple Emperor butterfly on this afternoon walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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...

Chalk Hill Blue

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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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am and 11am
Monkwood Reserve,north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) at 8.30am at Monkwood Reserve for a Moth Breakfast and a guided walk at 11am. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11.30am-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Prinknash Abbey's Butterfly Nectar Garden, part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham. Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies, plants and Butterfly Conservation in general. If possible, we will have a display of live moths...

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Devon: Family Big Butterfly Count

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 1.00pm-2.30pm
Heddon Valley, EX31 4PY

Learn how to identify common butterflies and take part in the Big Butterfly Count on a gentle-paced stroll around National Trust Heddon Valley.

Grayling

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Bossington, near Porlock, west of Dunster

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at this rugged coastal site, which has stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir. The principal target species is the Grayling butterfly, but other species likely to be present include Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown and...

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East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join the East Scotland Branch, National Trust for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night -flying creatures...

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Crickley Hill, east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Crickley Hill (east of Gloucester) to celebrate Big Butterfly Count. This Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there is guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight...