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.

Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April 2015, 8.00pm-1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

North Wales

Tuesday 5th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

Ashworth’s Rustic Caterpillar Search In 1902 Manchester Entomological Society took 107 ashworthii caterpillars from Sychnant. Why can’t we find them? We will search for caterpillars of this North Wales speciality, noting their foodplant as part of a study to understand their ecology. The more eyes, the better! Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Glen Orrin, Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. This year, after your fantastic scrub clearing efforts we would like you to join us.

Moth Event Logo

Devon: Moth Night

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 8.30pm
Hazelwood Farm, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this joint event with the Devon Moth Group. The location we are visiting has some 40+ species, including the Lunar Thorn, Water Carpet, Puss moth and Barred Umber.

Moth Event Logo

Devon Moth Trapping Event

Saturday 6th June 2015: 9.00pm
Dunsdon DWT Reserve, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

Please join us at this joint event with Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch and the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Norfolk - Catfield Fen Open Day

Sunday 7th June 2015: 9.00am
Catfield Fen

Our Catfield Fen Reserve will once again be open to members and the public for Swallowtails.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Dunsdon DWT Reserve

Sunday 7th June 2015: 11.00am
Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

Join the Devon Branch on a beautiful butterfly walk at this flagship reserve, where you can see the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk moth.

Warwickshire

Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th June 2015, 8.30pm-1.00am
DOLLMAN FARM ORCHARD, RUGBY

Moth trapping night within a large apple orchard with potential for Pinion-spotted Pug.

Poplar Hawk-moth

East Scotland - Borders - Moths with the Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group

Sunday 14th June 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hunting Hall Farm Nr Lowick, N Northumberland

An opportunity for youngsters to discover moths in last night's light-trap and to learn about their fascinating lives, followed by butterfly-themed activities in the resource centre at the farm. Tea and cakes too! A Borders Nature Festival event.

Heysham Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th June 2015: 9.30am
Meet At Heysham Nature Reserve Car Park

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

Warwickshire

Saturday 27th June 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
SUNRISING NATURE RESERVE

Moth trapping night with David Brown.

Peacock

Cornwall Branch Open Day

Saturday 27th June 2015: 2.00pm
Lethytep, near Looe

The Branch Chairman, Philip Hambly, invites you to his family farm at Lethytep - a wonderful wildlife area with ample butterfly walks and beautiful lakes. For a donation of £5, food will be provided, along with a tombola and raffle. Everyone is welcome!

Marbled White

Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

Leck Fell

Some time in July
To Be Arranged

All arrangements highly dependent on weather - see details

Moth Event Logo

Devon: Moth Night At Meeth DWT Reserve

Friday 17th July 2015: 8.30pm
Okehampton

Please join the Devon Branch on this trip, where well over 100 species of moths can be seen if the weather is seasonable, including Aspen feeding rarities, grassland and woodland species.

Wood White

Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

East Scotland: Angus - Balgavies Loch Bioblitz

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015, 7.30pm-4.00pm

A comprehensive exploration of the SWT Balgavies Reserve with the objective of recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Activities will start on the Saturday evening. with moth trapping and wine ropes starting around 7:30pm. Traps will be opened at 10:00am on Sunday with butterfly walks during the day.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 1.00pm
Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for their first field trip to Cardinham Woods, a popular site managed by the Forestry Commission.

Norfolk - Moths At Catfield Fen

Sunday 19th July 2015: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

Dorset: Wild Sunday

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Avon Heath Country Park

Moth trap opening and butterfly walk