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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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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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 At Osmington

Friday 25th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Osmington, east Of Weymouth

Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall.

Child with butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Test Valley Wood Fair

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 9.30am-4pm
Knightwood Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Test Valley Wood Fair in Eastleigh. There will be craft activities for children and photographic displays at this long-standing and popular event for families...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Romsey Show

Saturday 9th September 2017, 8am-6pm
Broadlands, Romsey, SO51 9LQ

Learn about our native butterflies and moths and the threats they face at this traditional county show on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey. There will be photographic displays, literature, badge making for children...

Comma Butterfly

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Lymington Reserves Open Day

Sunday 17th September 2017
Normandy Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AE

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at the Lymington Reserves Open Day. There will be craft activities for children and photographic displays at this long-standing and popular event for families...

Moth Night Event

Moth Night - Nationwide Survey

Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017
Nationwide

Moth Night is our annual celebration of moth recording run by Atropos, in association with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This year, the main theme is Ivy...