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.

Child with butterfly

West Midlands: Tiddesley Wood Open Day

Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am-5pm
Tiddlesley Wood, Near Pershore

Join the West Midlands Branch at Tiddesley Wood Open Day, where we will be running a stall and offering guided walks...

Child with butterfly

Suffolk: Spring Wood Celebration Day - Family Event

Monday 1st May 2017, 11am-4pm
Kiln Meadow, south-east Ipwich

Join the Suffolk Branch at Kiln Meadow (south-east Ipswich) for butterfly and other guided walks, woodland crafts and demonstrations, family activities, music, food and much more...

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Cornwall: BioBlitz Tremough

Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am-4am
University Of Exeter Cornwall, Penryn Campus

Join the Cornwall Branch at this Bioblitz where we will be fundraising, running children's activities and also leading a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon..

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 6th May 2017: 8pm till late
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Join the Warwickshire Branch at our Moth Night at Sutton Park, an area of heath and birch woodland, where we hope to see Emperor Moth & Scarce Prominent among others...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Saturday 6th May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Rewell Wood, west of Arundel

Join the Sussex Branch at this Fritillaries for the Future Project Walk west of Arundel, where we will be looking for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Grizzled Skipper butterflies...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Saturday 6th May 2017, 2pm-4.30pm
Rewell Wood, west of Arundel

Join the Sussex Branch at this Fritillaries for the Future Project Walk west of Arundel, where we will be looking for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Grizzled Skipper butterflies...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Sunday 7th May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Rewell Wood, west of Arundel

Join the Sussex Branch at this Fritillaries for the Future Project Walk west of Arundel, where we will be looking for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Grizzled Skipper butterflies...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Sunday 7th May 2017, 2pm-4.30pm
Rewell Wood, west of Arundel

Join the Sussex Branch at this Fritillaries for the Future Project Walk west of Arundel, where we will be looking for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Grizzled Skipper butterflies...

Duke of Burgundy

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Buckland Wood, east of Wellington

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk in the Blackdown Hills to see butterflies of woodland and flowery grassland with Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper the principal target species of butterfly...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Sussex: Fritillaries For The Future Project Event

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Stansted Forest, north-east of Havant

Join the Sussex Branch on this Fritillaries for the Future Project walk near Havant, where we shall be looking for Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and other spring butterflies...

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East Scotland - Aberdeenshire: CAIRNGORMS NATURE BIG WEEKEND – POWERFUL POLLINATORS

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10.00am-12noon & 1.00-3.00pm
Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers in Glen Tanar, including ‘Powerful Pollinators’: Discover the amazing variety of our pollinating insects – how you tell your bumblebee from your hoverfly and what we can do to help these tireless workers. We will open live traps set last night to see what moths have been caught and go for a short walk to hunt for more pollinators. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential for am/pm sessions, but if you can’t make these, there will also be a stand throughout the day by the visitor centre where you can find out about planting for pollinators, making bug homes and more! Event organised with Glen Tanar & Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services & NE Scotland Biodiversity Partnership. MEET: Glen Tanar Visitor Centre, near Aboyne AB34 5EU CONTACT: Cairngorms National Park Authority on 01479 873535 or see http://cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/events/nature-festival/

Holly Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 11am
Worley Hill, south of Street

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk in the Poldens where we hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies....

Green Hair

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11am
Dolebury Warren, near Churchill and Shipham, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve in the Mendips, which has an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies...

Adonis Blue

Sussex: Malling Down Magnificent Seven

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Malling Down, Lewes

Join the Sussex Branch on walk where we hope to see the Magnificent Seven (Adonis Blue, Wall, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper and Small Heath butterflies) but with luck and some enthusiasm we may see a few more!

Comma Butterfly in garden

Suffolk: Gardening for Butterflies

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10am-4pm
Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, East Of Stowmarket

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children's activities...

Peacock Butterfly

Devon: Exmoor Alive! Event

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Lynmouth Manor Green

Come along and celebrate Exmoors' health and wellbeing qualities. Learn how you can make the most of the National Park with a variety of activities to get involved with on the day.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11am
BC Stoke Camp Reserve, North Of Draycott, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...

Child with butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Fleet Pond Wildlife Day

Sunday 4th June 2017, 11am-2pm
Boathouse Corner Cove Road, Fleet, Hampshire

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch will be on hand at this popular free Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve (NR), run by Hart DC Countryside Services. There will be guided butterfly walks, craft activities for children and photographic displays...

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East Scotland - Aberdeenshire: WINGED & WATERY WONDERS

Saturday 10th June 2017, 10.00am-12.00noon
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught the night before and discover who is lurking in the pond at Burnett Park! Under 16’s must be accompanied. Bring outdoor clothing suited to weather + stout footwear. Event organised with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service for the Banchory River Festival - see: http://www.visitbanchory.com/ Booking essential. MEET: tennis court car park, Burnett Park, Banchory AB31 4AE CONTACT: Aberdeenshire Council Marr Area Ranger on 07787583976, marr.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Somerset: Exmoor Family Camp Out

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th June 2017, 4.00pm-11.00am
Horner Wood, Horner, TA24 8HY

Come camping with Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Garden Festival

Sunday 11th June 2017: 10am
Whitchurch, east of Andover

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Hampshire Garden Festival and learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this beautiful location on the River Test near Whitchurch. Photographic displays, literature and badge making for children will also be available...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 11am
Mount Fancy Farm BC reserve, the Blackdowns

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Mount Fancy Farm reserve in the Blackdowns, where we hope to see Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood butterflies and two day-flying moths; Chimney Sweeper and Burnet Companion...

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Gloucestershire: Yew Tree Farm - Stroud Nature 2017 event

Sunday 11th June 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp, south-east of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and other organisations at this Stroud Nature 2017 event just north of Brinscombe. The day will start with opening moth traps at 9.30 am – no moths will be harmed! This is always popular and surprising, especially for...

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Saturday 17th June 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...

Pearl BF

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11am
Priddy Mineries, near Wells, the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk near Wells, where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue, Small Heath butterflies and Chimney Sweeper moths...

Small Heath

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 11am
Haddon Hill & Haddon Moor, Upton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Haddon Hill, a moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where Heath Fritillary is the prime species. We also hope to find Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath here, amongst others. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland, with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and appreciable botanical interest...

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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

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.