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.

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Yorkshire: Butterflies and Moths

Monday 25th to Friday 29th July 2016, 4pm-3pm
Malham Tarn, north of Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

This course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Surrey: Chalk and Limestone Grassland Moths

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016, 5.30pm-4.00pm
Juniper Hall, Old London Road, Mickleham

This course will be based at Juniper Hall, which nestles in a valley of the North Downs close to Box Hill, with a backdrop of woodland and rolling chalk grassland habitats. It is aimed at anyone - total beginners to those with more advanced knowledge - who would like to learn more about identifying moths from chalk and limestone grassland habitats. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Lincolnshire Branch Open Day, AGM And Big Butterfly Count Guided Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016: 10.00am
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch for our Annual Open Day, which includes a popular Guided Butterfly Walk. The day is very suitable for families. Our AGM also takes place today & starts at 3 p.m. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Upper Thames: Live at Countryfile

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August 2016, 9.30am-5pm
Blenheim Palace, Oxon

The Upper Thames Branch will be at Countryfile Live from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon. We will have some live butterflies and moths, and we'll be very pleased to see members for a chat. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Gloucestershire: New Members’ Butterfly ID Training Day

Sunday 7th August 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Royal William Hotel, Cranham

Every summer the Gloucestershire Branch runs an identification day, which starts at The Royal William hotel in Cranham and is especially for new members. This event is always popular and is a chance to improve your skills and meet fellow butterfly enthusiasts.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday 16th August 2016, 7pm-9pm
Prinknash Abbey

Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.

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Dorset: The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th August 2016
Stock Gaylard Park, south-east of Sherborne

Come and find the Dorset Branch stall at this 2-day fair, which is all about woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside . We will be on Conservation Row with a display of butterflies and moths, children’s activities and sales.

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Dorset: Dorset County Show

Sunday 4th September 2016
Dorchester Showground, north-east Dorchester

Come and find the Dorset Branch on Sunday at this busy show in the Bee Tent at the top of the field (look for the large BEES sign on top of the tent). We will have an Information and Display Stall and children’s activities, live moths and sales.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey

Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.

Surrey: Amateur Entomologists' Society - Annual Exhibition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 11am-4.30pm
Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ

The annual AES Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse and exhibitors and traders pack two floors of exhibition space. The exhibition is open to members of the public and not just members of the AES. Tickets can be bought on the gate: £4 for adults and £1 for Children (under 16).

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Norfolk: Branch AGM & Photographic Competition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Hethersett Village Hall

Live in Norfolk and have an interest in butterflies or moths? Find out about the species that live in your area and how you can help the wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation to protect them. Learn about volunteering,gardening for pollinators and much more!

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Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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North East England: Annual General Meeting

Sunday 9th October 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill

The North East England Branch's AGM will be held at the National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG.

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Suffolk Branch AGM

Saturday 15th October 2016, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Waldringfield Village Hall

The AGM will be followed by light refreshments, then members' slides and the annual photo competition.

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Gloucestershire: Branch AGM

Saturday 29th October 2016, 2pm-5pm
Christchurch Hall, Abbeydale

Please note the Gloucestershire Branch AGM is in October this year instead of November, because of clashes with other events. Details to follow nearer the date.