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.

Les

East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Moths In The Morning

Tuesday 26th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Muir Of Dinnet NNR, Aberdeenshire

Discover the marvellous moths caught in live traps set overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR), followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time and weather allow. You can also find out how you can take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

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Devon: Plymbridge Woods Moth Event

Friday 29th July 2016: 9.00pm
north-east Plymouth

Mothing in fabulous mixed woodland; this event will no doubt produce an exciting plethora of records!

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: A Wild Night At Carnie Woods

Friday 29th July 2016, 8.30pm-0.00am
Westhill, West Of Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths - which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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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 Moth Night

Saturday 30th July 2016, 9.30pm-11.55pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some six lights in various areas - we are hoping for 100+ macro moths!

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 30th July 2016: 8.30pm
Fenny Compton Tunnels, 7 miles north of Banbury

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this Moth Night led by David Brown, where we hope to see Double Dart, Marbled Green and Oak Eggar moths. (Free event)

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Northern Ireland: Earlsgift Wood

Saturday 30th July 2016: 10.30am
Earlsgift Wood, Donemana, County Tyrone

These two woodlands are seldom visited by BCNI and are certainly under-recorded in terms of lepidoptera. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Trapping At Kiltarlity

Saturday 30th July 2016, 10am-1pm
Highland Liliums Garden Centre, Kiltarlity

This event will be part of an open day held by Highland Liliums Garden centre. If weather conditions are reasonable, a good variety of moths should have been caught in the traps placed in the surrounding area the night before. EARLY JULY - LATE AUGUST; DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 31st July 2016, 10am-2pm
Tomintoul Area

There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 6th August 2016, 10am-2pm
Insh Marshes NNR near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Les

Gloucestershire: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 6th August 2016, 9.30am-12pm
Barnwood Arboretum, Church Lane, Barnwood

Join the Gloucestershire Branch to see what moths have been recorded in the overnight traps at this jewel of a reserve. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 13th August 2016: 8pm
Coughton Park, south of Redditch

Join the Warwickshire Branch for a Moth night led by David Brown. We are hoping to see True Lovers Knot, Autumnal Rustic and Angle-striped Sallow moths in this rich, now chiefly deciduous, woodland. (Free event)

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Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 13th August 2016: 8pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

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Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 19th August 2016, 9.00am-1.00pm
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

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East Scotland: Highland Butterflies and Moths course

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd August 2016, 5pm-4pm
near Pitlochry, north-west of Dundee

This Field Studies Council course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides, daytime field visits to a variety of habitats and overnight mercury vapour lights run in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan. Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Speyside Centre Moths

Sunday 21st August 2016, 10am-1pm
Speyside Centre near Dulnain Bridge

The Speyside Centre provides a sheltered car park surrounded by woodland. Moth traps will be run here the previous night and we will see what we catch. Hopefully, moths may be attracted by the range of flowers in the garden centre.

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Gloucestershire: Mothing by Moonlight

Friday 26th August 2016, 8.30pm-11pm
Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Near Dursley, South-west Of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust event at Slimbridge. Though far less well known than their day-time cousins, there are 50 times more moths than butterflies, they are much more diverse, and their stories are much more amazing.

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East Scotland Borders: Moth-ing @ Harestanes

Friday 26th August 2016, 8.00pm-10.30pm
Harestanes Country Visitor Centre

An opportunity to see some colourful late summer moths in the wooded areas of Harestanes Country Visitor Centre.

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Glasgow Botanics Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 2nd September 2016: 7.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0

Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it. Clyde Bat Group are also attending to take you on a bat walk & tell you about bats.

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Northern Ireland: Kilcoan Gardens

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 10.30am
Kilcoan Gardens, Islandmagee

Join us in search of some migrant moths in the beautiful Kilcoan Gardens

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Cumbria: Moths at Grubbins Wood

Friday 9th September 2016: 8.30am
Arnside, Carnforth

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on our first moth event in this marvellous limestone woodland and grassland. Lights and traps will be used in differing habitats, hopefully to attract a large and varying range of species.

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Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 10th September 2016: 7pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Moths In Autumn

Saturday 17th September 2016, 2pm-10.30pm
Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beech, Essex

This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge.

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).