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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Cumbria: Butterfly And Moth Identification Course

Saturday 28th May to Friday 3rd June 2016, 5.30pm-10.00am
Blencathra, Keswick, Lake District

Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.

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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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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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.

Moth Trapping In The Alun Valley

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2016
Alun Valley, Nr Bridgend

During early June, with target dates of 9, 10, 11th. All help and interest is welcome. Last year we set up no less than nine simultaneous moth traps and notched up nearly 200 species in a single evening/night

Moth Night Event

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

Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 7.00pm
Pollok CP, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Moth Night is Britain's celebration of moths and moth recording. This year's theme is Hawk Moths.

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.

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West Midlands: Moth Night at Kinver Edge

Friday 10th June 2016: 9.00pm
Near Stourbridge

Join the West Midlands Branch at Kinver Edge 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.

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West Midlands: Prees Heath Common 10th Anniversary and Moth Night

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th June 2016: 9.00pm
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Prees Heath Common Reserve and 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - MICRO MONSTERS

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught last night for the national Moth Night survey and discover who lives in the pond at Burnett Park!

Moth Trapping

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.30pm
Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

Join the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moth Group for Moth Night, when moth trapping will take place through the woodland and along the various rides. Extra traps welcome, as we have a large expanse of wood that we can cover.

Field Trip: Pewsey Downs

Saturday 11th June 2016: 11.00am
Pewsey Downs

Butterfly and moth walk at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve led by staff and volunteers from Natural England. This will be a circular walk to visit exceptional chalk downland on Tan and Milk Hill with spectacular views across the Vale of Pewsey and a wide range of butterflies, birds, moths and wildflowers. Weather allowing the walk will begin with a chance to see moth species trapped the night before as part of National Moth Night.

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Norfolk Moth Event - National Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10am
Foxley Wood NWT

Once again we are hosting our event for National Moth Night jointly with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, this time at the ancient woodland site of Foxley Wood

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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.

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Prees Heath Common's 10th Anniversary

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.00am
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch for a Moth Breakfast - we will inspect yesterday's Moth Night moth traps before releasing the moths. We are also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Prees Heath Common Reserve

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.00am-11.00am
Queenswood Country Park, Dinmore Hill, Leominster

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust to experience the wonder of moths at this moth breakfast, as local moth expert Robin Hemming opens his moth traps. Mid-June is the best time of year for diversity of moth species and numbers of individuals. Hawk-moths should be flying, together with many other interesting and colourful species.

Hawk Moth

Moth trapping

Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.45am-0.00pm
College Lake Nature Reserve, Bucks

We welcome beginners to moth trapping to meet us to examine moths trapped the previous night.

Northants Moth Night

Saturday 11th June 2016: 10.15pm
Fermyn Woods.

The Moth Night event will be run in correlation with the Northants Moth Group at Fermyn Woods

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West Midlands: Moth Morning And Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016, 9am-12pm
Ashwood Nurseries, Near Kingswinford, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch as they empty the moth trap from last night. This will be followed by butterfly walk to a wildflower meadow.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire - POLLINATORS & POND CREATURES

Saturday 18th June 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Discover some smaller residents of Belwade Farm as we first open light traps set overnight to catch moths before releasing them - find out how you can help these fascinating insects and others that pollinate plants.