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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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.


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...

Marsh Frit

South Wales: Visits To Marsh Fritillary Sites

Sunday 21st May to Sunday 18th June 2017
Across South Wales Region

If you’d like to accompany us on visits to actual or potential Marsh Fritillary sites in South Wales, then please do consider joining us.

Wood White

West Midlands: Making A Stand For The Wood White

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 10am-4pm
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...

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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...

Green Hair

Warwickshire: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 31st May 2017: 1pm
Harbury North, south-east of Leamington Spa

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a walk near Harbury, where we hope to see some of the county's rarest spring butterflies, including the Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue...

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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hambledon Hill, Child Okeford, north-west of Blandford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch on a guided walk on Hambledon Hill near Blandford Forum...

Peacock Butterfly

Devon: Exmoor Alive! Event

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Lynmouth Manor Green

Come along and celebrate Exmoors' health and wellbeing qualities. Learn how you can make the most of the National Park with a variety of activities to get involved with on the day.

Wood White butterfly by Patrick Clement

West Midlands: Woodland Walk At Croft

Thursday 1st June 2017, 11am-3.30pm
Croft Wood, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire

Join us on this guided walk to explore the woods around Croft, looking at the landscape, butterflies, plants and other wildlife.

Pearl BF

West Midlands: Wigmore Rolls Guided Walk And Survey

Thursday 1st June 2017: 11am
Wigmore Rolls, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch at Wigmore Rolls for a guided walk and survey for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Wood White butterflies and Drab Looper moths...

Pearl BF

Cumbria And Lancashire: Guided Walk - Butterflies of Farrer's Allotment

Thursday 1st June 2017, 10am-2pm
Farrer's Allotment. south-east end of Whitbarrow Scar

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches on a walk on the south east end of Whitbarrow Scar, where we hope to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and other more common species of butterfly...

Marsh Frit

Devon: Marsh Fritillary Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Langaford Farm Charitable Trust, Dartmoor

FULLY BOOKED. Join us on a guided walk to see Marsh fritillary butterflies at this peaceful setting on Dartmoor.

Green Hairstreak

Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 1pm
Chapel Porth, near St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk on the north coast near St Agnes...

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Brownstone Quarry, Leckhampton Hill June 3, 2017

This is an introduction to the butterflies of Brownstone Quarry for beginners and is a joint meeting with Friends of Leckhampton Hill (FOLK)and Charlton Kings Common. Booking essential...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11am
BC Stoke Camp Reserve, North Of Draycott, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...

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Cumbria: Open Day And Branch AGM

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 9.45am-3.45pm
Blackwood Farm, Braithwaite

All welcome, including non-members, to the Cumbria Branch Open Day in Braithwaite (although the AGM from 1pm-1.45pm is for BC members only). If the weather dictates, we may 'flip' the programme by walking round the farm first. Either way, we suggest boots AND wellingtons, as it can be very wet under foot...

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Stratford Tony Down, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland at Stratford Tony Down in south Wiltshire...

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North East England Branch: Guided Walk

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.30am
Wingate Quarry, between Durham and Hartlepool

Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk at Wingate Quarry (south-east of Durham) where we hope to see Dingy Skipper and, possibly, Brown Argus butterflies...

Common Blue

Cumbria: The Butterflies of Cumbria's North-west Coast

Sunday 4th June 2017: 11am
Workington, north-east of the Lake District National Park

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk where we hope to see Small Blue; Common Blue; Dingy Skipper; Wall, early Large Skipper butterflies. Bring a picnic, as we may visit other Small Blue sites in the area...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 1.00pm
DWT Meeth Quarry, Near Hatherleigh

Join the Devon Branch at Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh for a walk looking for Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak - and possibly Wall - butterflies, plus lots of day-flying moths...

Wood White

Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Sunday 4th June 2017, 2pm-4pm
Cinderford Linear Park, west of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk in this area just south of Cinderford to see wildlife and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Wood White, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and other butterflies...

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset & Somerset Branch: Guided Walk - Cerne Giant Hill

Sunday 4th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset

The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for this guided walk over rich chalk downland, where colonies of Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue and Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be found...

Bury Ditches, Shropshire

Sunday 4th June 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
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A visit to see Wood White at their nearest colony to Cheshire.

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West Midlands: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.30am
Swynnerton MOD Training Area, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Access has been organised to see one of the Midland's largest Grizzled Skipper colonies plus Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - places are strictly limited to 20 persons on a first come basis...

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Woodside Nature Reserve

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.00am
Woodside Nature Reserve, Shipley, north of Ilkeston

Join the East Midlands Branch at this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Ilkeston, where we will hopefully see spring/summer butterflies including Dingy Skipper...

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...


Cumbria: Butterflies at Ormsgill Slag Banks

Monday 5th June 2017: 10.30am
Ormsgill Slag Banks, Barrow-in-Furness

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society for walk to see Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Wall and Small Blue butterflies...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th June 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. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...