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: 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...

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...

Comma Butterfly

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...

Meadow Browns

Devon: The Meadow Makers' Conference

Saturday 1st July 2017, 9.30am-5.30pm
Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor

FULLY BOOKED. The first Meadow Makers’ Conference aims to bring together all those who love wildflower meadows with top wildlife and meadow experts for an inspirational day of talks.

Meadow Browns

Gloucestershire: Stroud Festival of Nature

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11am-5pm
Stratford Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF

A wide range of conservation groups and other wildlife-related people such as artists and the canal trust come together to celebrate wildlife in the Stroud area. There is something for everyone and we would especially like to encourage young people and families to come along....

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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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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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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: 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...

Painted

Northern Ireland: Butterflies & Moths at Drumnaph Nature Reserve

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at Drumnaph Nature Reserve (Maghera, north-west of Antrim). Drumnaph is a collaboration between the Woodland Trust and Carntogher Community Association, consisting of arange of habitats. Conservation grazing, allotment gardening and traditional skills classes are just some of...

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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...

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...

Child with butterfly

Devon: National Play Day @ Castle Drogo

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Piddledown Common, Castle Drogo

Come along for an afternoon of fun, games and butterfly spotting in celebration of National Play Day!

Child with butterfly

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.. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Norfolk: Butterflies In The Park

Sunday 6th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eaton Park, Norwich

Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders, where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping...

Child with butterfly

West Midlands: Far Forest Show

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Wyre Forest, west of Kidderminster

Visit the West Midlands Branch's stall at the Far Forest Show. There will be children's activities and much more...

Les

West Midlands: Moth Morning And BC Stall

Sunday 20th August 2017: 9am
Ashwood Nurseries, Kingswinford, west of Dudley

Join the West Midlands Branch at the National Gardens Scheme Open Day at Ashwood Nurseries (Kingswinford) for a moth morning. We will have a stall...

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Saturday 26th August 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...

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...

Peacock

Dorset: Visit Our Stall At The Dorset County Show

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD

Come and find us in the Bee Tent at the top of the field and visit our Information and Display Stall at this busy County show. Children’s activities, live moths and sales.

Red Admiral

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...

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 17th September 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...

Red Admiral on Apple

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Blackmoor Apple Day

Sunday 8th October 2017, 10am-5pm
Blackmoor, near Liss, Whitehill, Hants

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Blackmoor Apple Day. Please let Clive know if you are able to help give a hand...