Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th April 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our first walk of the year to see early butterflies and cowslips at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester...

Long-tailed Blue female

Highlands And Islands: Landmark Butterfly House

Saturday 29th April 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
Landmark Forest Park, Carrbridge

A new Tropical Butterfly House has opened at this very popular family adventure venue. We will get a “behind the scenes” look at the running of the facility.

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th April 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, near West Stow Country Park

Join the Suffolk Branch on this fieldwork and photography butterfly walk (suitable for novices)...

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...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 3rd May 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company to enjoy the butterflies of the month and the spectacular display of cowslips. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 10am-1pm
King’s Forest, Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see spring butterflies in King's Forest (north of Bury St Edmunds...

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Craigmillar

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Craigmillar to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Bingham Linear Park, East Of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip to Bingham Linear Park (east of Nottingham) to see Spring butterflies, including, hopefully, Grizzled Skipper...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Sunday 14th May 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on a visit to newly created chalk downland habitat just north of Weymouth, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 10.30am
Tiger Hill, Bures St Mary (am) and Arger Fen (pm), north-west of Colchester

Join the Suffolk Branch for a walk to see butterflies and bluebells in Bures St Mary...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am
Penhale, Cubert, near Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

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Suffolk: Moth Morning

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-12pm
Milden, south-east of Lavenham

Join the Suffolk Branch near Lavenham going through the previous night's moth catch, followed by a walk to look for caterpillars...

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 20th 8pm to Sunday 21st May 2017, 1pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, north-west of Bladford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch in celebrating spring moths, the Dawn Chorus and butterflies at our Alners Gorse reserve in north Dorset...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk - Ballard Down

Sunday 21st May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ballard Down, Swanage, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on a walk along the lower slopes of Ballard Down to enjoy this chalk downland site with its stunning views and the spring flowers...

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East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm
Cotgrave Forest, south-east of Notttingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

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Highlands And Islands: Lochaber Butterflies

Monday 22nd May 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices

The event will focus on different techniques for recording and monitoring butterflies including timed counts and transects. It will also include an introduction to the butterflies of Lochaber covering all 22 species recorded in the area but paying particular attention on the scarce Chequered Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary. After an indoor presentation an afternoon field trip in Glen Nevis will look for spring butterflies and day-flying moths. It is hoped that participants will be keen to record and help monitor butterflies in Glen Nevis and elsewhere in the local area over the rest of the summer.

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Suffolk: Dingy Skipper Surveys

Monday 22nd May 2017
Kings Forest and Suffolk Brecklands

The Suffolk Branch will be running various Dingy Skipper surveys and walks around Kings Forest and the Suffolk Brecklands this week (subject to weather conditions and access restrictions)...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Cashmoor Down

Thursday 25th May 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Cashmoor, north-east of Blandford

Join the Dorset Branch near Blandford on a guided walk to see spring butterflies...

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

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East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...