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 3rd to Sunday 4th May 2014, 8.00pm-1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

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Highlands Kingussie Moth Weekend Extravaganza!

Three events: Friday 9th May, 8pm - late; Saturday 10th May, 10.30am - 1pm; Sunday 11th May, 10.30am - 5pm
Insh and Kingussie

During the three separate events this weekend we will be looking for Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing, also Netted Mountain Moth. Please come along to one, two or all!

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Winged Wonders

Saturday 17th May 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Enter the wonderful world of butterflies & moths & find out how you can help them. We will first unveil last night’s live moth trap catch to see some spring-flying species found in the area, then drive (car sharing encouraged) to the nearby Cambus O’May bridge car park for a short walk (approx. 2 miles/3km) to find Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, a speciality of the Cairngorms.

East Scotland:Borders

Friday 30th May 2014, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Wilton Park Lodge, Hawick

'Raiders of the Park', a bat and moth evening at Wilton Park Lodge, Hawick. A Borders Nature Festival event

Catfield Fen Open Day

Sunday 8th June 9am
Catfield Fen

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

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Highlands - Pine-tree Lappet Moth Survey

Friday and Saturday 20 + 21 June 2014, 8:30pm till late both evenings
Kiltarlity

Further targeted light-trapping to ascertain the current status and distribution of Pine-tree Lappet moth in the Kiltarlity area.

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Highlands - Trip to Lochaline For Blomer's Rivulet

Sunday 22nd june 2014, 10:30am
Lochaline

A group from BC Highland branch memorably discovered Blomer’s Rivulet here in 2013. This was the first time the moth had been recorded in Scotland! This year we hope to confirm its presence and get a better idea of how widespread it is in the area.

East Scotland Angus - Crombie Park

Saturday 28th June 2014, 10.00am-0.00pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie, Angus

Moth traps will be set on Friday evening with public examination on Saturday morning at 10.00am.

East Scotland Angus - Montrose Moth Night

Thursday 3rd July 2014, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Trapping will take place on Thursday night, and there will be opportunity to observe moths caught on previous evenings. In association with SWT.

Norfolk Branch Moth Morning

Saturday 5th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Furlong, Long Lane, Wiveton

This year we will be holding our National Moth Night event in Martin and Barbara Woodcock’s large and varied private garden near Wiveton.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Drum Castle Moth Morning

Saturday 5th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Drum Castle, Drumoak

Join lots of people all over the British Isles in recording the moths we find to contribute to this year’s national ‘Moth Night’ survey. We will open up light traps set in Drum’s wildlife garden & old wood last night to discover the marvellous moths of all shapes, sizes, colours & patterns at rest inside.

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Highlands Moth Night 2014 At Ledmore And Migdale Woods

Saturday 5th July 2014
Ledmore and Migdale Woods

A look through the traps for moths caught in a variety of slightly different woodland habitats on this Woodland Trust property. Possibility of visiting some local butterfly sites in the area in the afternoon if the weather is reasonable.

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Highlands Moth Morning

Saturday 12th July 2014, 10:30am - mid afternoon.
Fort William

Come and find out more about the wonderful world of moths. The event will include an introduction about moths and how to attract them, moth traps and other attractants.

North Wales. Ashworth's Rustic Weekend

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th July 2014: 9.00pm
Pensychnant, Conwy

Ashworth's Rustic is a sub species unique to this area. We will be setting traps at 9pm on Saturday. View the catch Sunday morning at 11.00am

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A Wild Night at Maidencraig!

Friday 25th July 2014, 8.30pm-12.00am
Den of Maidencraig, 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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Highlands - Moth Mania at RSPB Insh Marshes

Saturday 26th July 2014, 10:30am until afternoon
RSPB Insh Marshes car park

Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.

Moth Trapping and Butterfly walk

Saturday 26th July 2014 10:00am
Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe

Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.

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Highlands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 27th July 2014, 10am
Glen Orrin

Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Moths in the Morning

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.

Butterflies in the Park,

Sunday 3rd August 10:00am-5:00pm
Eaton Park, Norwich

Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Bats, Moths & Stars at Battlehill

Saturday 9th August 2014, 8.00pm-12.00am (TBC)
Battlehill, Huntly

Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!