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.

North Wales

Saturday 4th July 2015, 2pm-4pm
Newborough Warren

Saturday 4th July, 2.00pm, Newborough Warren led by Andrew Graham and Ian Gorton Join Ian Gorton and Andrew Graham to explore several different species of butterfly at this coastal dune nature reserve. Meet at the main car park to the reserve. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmoor Estate, between Sixpenny Handley and Tollard Royal

A guided walk in ancient woodland with Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies among the target species.

Yorkshire Branch Visit To Brockadale

Saturday 4th July 2015, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Brockadale

Join the Yorkshire Branch and Brockadale Volunteer Committee on a walk around one of the YWT's finest reserves.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Shapwick Heath NNR

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Between Shapwick and Westhay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will look for Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary amongst others.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Abbotts Wood Inclosure

Sunday 5th July 2015: 10.30am
north-west of Dockenfield

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk in this lovely part of Alice Holt Forest, stopping at several Purple Emperor 'assembly points' to see these wonderful butterflies battle for their territories.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

Family Day Iford Manor

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.30am
Iford Manor

A great FREE family day out. Guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale etc.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

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Highlands And Islands - ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

We will walk north along the shore-line cliffs. When we did this trip in 2014 we saw an amazing twelve species of butterfly, including the target species.

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Devon: Butterflies Of The Bovey Valley Woodland

Saturday 11th July 2015: 1.30pm
Lustleigh, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch to look for woodland species, including the Silver-washed Fritllary, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Hairstreak.

Marbled White

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat.

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Cheshire And Peak: Coombs Dale

Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
Derbyshire

Join the Cheshire & Peak Branch for a walk of approximately one mile down Coombs Dale.

Large Heath

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) at the far end of the site. Half of this moss has been dug up for garden peat, the other half has been left as a pristine moss. We wish to see whether the Large Heath butterfly can still be found here.

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Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Fermyn Woods

Sunday 12th July 2015: 9.30am
Northamptonshire

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland.

Field Trip: Bentley Wood

Thursday 16th July 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Bentley Wood

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to see and learn to recognise some of our rarer butterflies in the county.

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Field Trip: Burning Cliff

Friday 17th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ringstead Bay, Dorset

This part of the coast is good for Lulworth Skippers and in a good year attracts various migrants. Bring a packed lunch.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down

Friday 17th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Winchester

Join the Hants & IOW Branch at their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve at one of the best times of the year to see the butterflies and the wildflowers, plus it's the launch of Big Butterfly Count - come and help us to count butterflies!

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Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.