Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

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Cumbria: Moths at Meathop Moss

Sunday 30th April 2017: 8.15pm
Meathop Moss, Grange-over-Sands

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust to look for Spring moths at Meathop Moss. This site has recently undergone improvements to its boardwalk and access...

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BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 4th May 2017
Thatcham Reedbeds, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project

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Highlands And Islands: Kentish Glory Weekend

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May 2017, 7.30pm-11.30am
RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh

This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Cornwall: BioBlitz Tremough

Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am-4am
University Of Exeter Cornwall, Penryn Campus

Join the Cornwall Branch at this Bioblitz where we will be fundraising, running children's activities and also leading a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon..

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 6th May 2017: 8pm till late
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Join the Warwickshire Branch at our Moth Night at Sutton Park, an area of heath and birch woodland, where we hope to see Emperor Moth & Scarce Prominent among others...

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East Scotland - Aberdeenshire: CAIRNGORMS NATURE BIG WEEKEND – POWERFUL POLLINATORS

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10.00am-12noon & 1.00-3.00pm
Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers in Glen Tanar, including ‘Powerful Pollinators’: Discover the amazing variety of our pollinating insects – how you tell your bumblebee from your hoverfly and what we can do to help these tireless workers. We will open live traps set last night to see what moths have been caught and go for a short walk to hunt for more pollinators. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential for am/pm sessions, but if you can’t make these, there will also be a stand throughout the day by the visitor centre where you can find out about planting for pollinators, making bug homes and more! Event organised with Glen Tanar & Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services & NE Scotland Biodiversity Partnership. MEET: Glen Tanar Visitor Centre, near Aboyne AB34 5EU CONTACT: Cairngorms National Park Authority on 01479 873535 or see http://cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/events/nature-festival/

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Warwickshire: Beginners' Moth Night

Friday 19th May 2017: 8.30pm till late
Ryton Pools Country Park, south-east of Coventry

Join Ben Coleman from the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire County Council's Ryton Pools Country Park for an introduction to moths and moth trapping/recording. This special Moth Night is for new members and beginners...

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Suffolk: Moth Morning

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-12pm
Milden, south-east of Lavenham

Join the Suffolk Branch near Lavenham going through the previous night's moth catch, followed by a walk to look for caterpillars...

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 20th 8pm to Sunday 21st May 2017, 1pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, north-west of Bladford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch in celebrating spring moths, the Dawn Chorus and butterflies at our Alners Gorse reserve in north Dorset...

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Highlands And Islands: Lochaber Moth Morning

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10.00am-0.00pm
Voluntary Action Lochaber Offices

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.

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Dorset: Open Weekend On Lankham Bottom Reserve

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Cattistock, north-west of Dorchester

Join the Dorset Branch for guided walks at Lankham Bottom, our downland reserve near Cattistock...

BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 1st June 2017
Limberlost Farm, Crookham, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project

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Moth event at Dersingham Bog Reserve

Friday 9th June 2017: 10.00am
Dersingham Bog Reserve

With thanks to Natural England for the first time we will be opening traps put out the previous night at Dersingham Bog, a site which has some exceptional and local species of moths.

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East Scotland - Aberdeenshire: WINGED & WATERY WONDERS

Saturday 10th June 2017, 10.00am-12.00noon
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught the night before and discover who is lurking in the pond at Burnett Park! Under 16’s must be accompanied. Bring outdoor clothing suited to weather + stout footwear. Event organised with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service for the Banchory River Festival - see: http://www.visitbanchory.com/ Booking essential. MEET: tennis court car park, Burnett Park, Banchory AB31 4AE CONTACT: Aberdeenshire Council Marr Area Ranger on 07787583976, marr.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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Gloucestershire: Yew Tree Farm - Stroud Nature 2017 event

Sunday 11th June 2017, 9.30am-3pm
Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp, south-east of Stroud

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and other organisations at this Stroud Nature 2017 event just north of Brinscombe. The day will start with opening moth traps at 9.30 am – no moths will be harmed! This is always popular and surprising, especially for...

BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 15th June 2017
Crookham Common, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project

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Suffolk: Swallowtail Weekend

Friday 16th to Monday 19th June 2017
The Norfolk Broads

Join The Butterfly Isles author and Guardian writer Patrick Barkham across the border for a weekend of Swallowtail butterflies and other Norfolk wildlife. As well as daily excursions in, on (by boat) and around the Broads, Patrick will...

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 17th June 2017: 11.00am
Blackland Covert, Bucks

Daytime and evening meetings for general invertebrate surveying (and to look for Black Hairstreak), and mothing respectively.

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North Wales: Argent And Sable Search

Saturday 17th June 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Llyn Geirionydd, near Trefriw

Join Andrew Graham near Trefriw to search for the Argent and Sable, a striking and scarce moth...

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North Wales: Glow Worms And Moths Of The Great Orme

Friday 23rd June 2017, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Great Orme

A guided walk to search for glow worm and moths along the cliffs of the west side of the Great Orme, led by Mark Sheridan. This will be followed by moth trapping till late.

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 29th June 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We will be opening several moth traps put out the night before around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve courtesy of NWT

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Cornwall: Open Day

Saturday 1st July 2017: 12pm
Penadlake, north-west of Looe

Philip (Chairman of the Cornwall Branch of Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, near Looe, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes...

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Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tomintoul

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.

BBOWT Moth Night

Thursday 6th July 2017
Audrey’s Meadow, Berks

Part of BBOWT's West Berkshire Living Landscape project