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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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th May 2016, 8.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

Moth Trapping At Kiltarlity

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Highland Liliums Garden Centre, Kiltarlity

To view moths caught in traps placed in surrounding area the previous night.

Green Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Slieve Gullion

Saturday 7th May 2016: 10.30am
Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Co. Armagh

Join us in early May for a joint outing between BCNI and the County Armagh Wildlife Society in the rugged and under-recorded landscape of south Armagh.

Green Hairstreak

North East England: Stanley Moss Field Trip

Friday 13th May 2016: 10.30am
Stanley Moss, Crook, County Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a joint field trip with Durham Wildlife Trust, led by BC's Dave Wainwright. We hope to see the Green Hairstreak butterfly and Emperor Moth.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth and Bat Evening

Friday 13th May 2016, 8.45pm-11.30pm
Panshanger Park, near Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a moth and bat evening with Andrew Wood from the Branch. This event is organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night

Saturday 14th May 2016: 8.00pm
CRANHILL N.R.

Saturday 14/05/2016 (20.00) - CRANHILL N.R. Moth Night (FREE) led by David Brown

Devon: Moth Trapping in Andrews Wood

Friday 20th May 2016: 9.00pm
near Loddiswell, north of Kingsbridge

Join the Devon Branch on a moth trapping evening in this Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, a mixed woodland site.

Moth Monitoring At Fort WIlliam

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Fort William - Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices at An Drochaid, Claggan Road

Come and find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. We will be checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. All moths caught will be released unharmed.

Marsh Frit

Northern Ireland: Murlough Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Murlough Nature Reserve, County Down

Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Wood, between Salisbury and Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable moth, as well as other invertebrates and bird life.

Barry Buddon Nature Open Day

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

An annual outing to visit Barry Buddon MOD training centre with superb wildlife habitat. One of the best unspoilt sand dune systems on the east coast. Normally access is restricted but we have unlimited access for a day. Home to at least 16 species of butterfly including Small Blue, Grayling, Purple hairstreak and Green hairstreak

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East Scotland: Angus - NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT

Thursday 9th June 2016, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Join the East Scotland Branch, local recorders and staff at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, as they identify moths caught in the previous nights traps and see more traps in action on National Moth Night.

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Warwickshire: National Moth Night at Oversley Wood

Thursday 9th June 2016: 8.30pm
south-east of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this free National Moth Night event at Oversley Wood led by David Brown. This year the theme is Hawk-moths. Our target species tonight will be False Mocha, Pauper Pug, Pine Hawk-moth and Sciota hostilis.

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National Moth Night

9.00 am Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2016,
Various

The theme of National Moth Night this year is Hawk Moths.

Moth Night Event

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 9.15pm
Stanmore Country Park,Stanmore, Middlesex

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch for Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Dunnet - Moth Night And/or Morning

Friday 10th June 2016, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Dunnet - Seadrift Visitor Centre

Come and find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. On the Friday evening there will be an introduction to moths and how to attract them using moth traps and other attractants. Those wanting a late night can then help set up traps at nearby sites and see moths coming in as darkness falls. On the Saturday morning the moth traps will be checked at Seadrift. All moths caught will be released unharmed.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Mothing Evening In Stratford Park

Friday 10th June 2016, 8pm-11.00pm
Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

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Northern Ireland: Copeland Islands Recorders Weekend

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 4pm-5pm
Copeland Islands, Donaghadee

A first for BCNI, we will be travelling to the idyllic Copeland Islands for a relaxed weekend of recording and survey work, in partnership with the Copeland Bird Observatory, the Royal Entomological Society and Buglife.

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

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Gloucestershire: Moths at Yew Tree Farm

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.30am-5.00pm
Thrupp Lane, Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for this event which is on the first day of Stroud Nature 2016. It will be combined with other activities during the day, both at the farm and at Stroud Brewery and is also a Moth Night Event. More details will be added nearer the event.