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...

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North Wales: Ashworth's Rustic Caterpillar Hunt Led By Julian Thompson

Tuesday 25th April 2017, 2pm-4pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, West Of Conwy

The Ashworth's Rustic moth is Pensychnant's claim to mothy notoriety. Endemic to the hills of North Wales, it has lured lepidopterists to Sychnant area (west of Conwy) for years. Come and join the hunt for this elusive species...

Peacock Butterfly

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 29th April 2017: 11am
Stanmore Country Park

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch on a butterfly walk in Stanmore Country Park for early spring species and bluebells...

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)...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 30th April 2017: 10.30am
Park Hill, East Meon, west of Petersfield

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch near Petersfield on a walk where we hope to see early butterflies and invertebrates, plus good raptor watching...

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...

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...

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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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...

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

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

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017: 10.30am
Ramsdean Down, north of Waterlooville

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk north of Waterlooville where we are aiming to see Duke of Burgundy, Grizzled and Dingy Skipper butterflies and Red Kite...

Pearl BF

West Midlands: Guided Walk And Survey

Wednesday 10th May 2017: 11am
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch on a guided walk and butterfly survey near Hereford. The target species are Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Wood White butterflies...

Wood White

West Midlands: Making A Stand For The Wood White

Thursday 11th May 2017, 11am-3pm
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch in Haugh Wood near Hereford for this Heritage Event - Making a Stand for the Wood White...

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.

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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Glasgow And SW Scotland Branch Members Meeting & Branch AGM

Saturday 13th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Chatelherault Country Park Lecture Theatre, Hamilton ML3 7UE

Please join the Glasgow And SW Scotland Branch at our Members Meeting and Branch AGM. We will be holding guided butterfly walks around the grounds, providing interesting talks on the butterflies and moths found across the region and there will be a raffle and tea and coffee available! Tea and coffee will also be available and we will be holding a raffle too!

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 13th May 2017: 10.30am
South-west Of Petersfield

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at this lesser-known downland site close to Butser Hill, near Petersfield, which has potential habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We are hoping to see Grizzled and Dingy Skipper and possible Duke of Burgundy butterflies...

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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...

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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 10.30am
Stockbridge, north-west of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk near Winchester where we hope to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Duke of Burgundy butterflies...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.30am-12pm
Waterford Heath, north of Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on this butterfly walk on Waterford Heath organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (donation of £3 requested). We will be looking for Grizzled Skipper butterflies...

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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...