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.

 

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.

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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...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 30th May 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11am
BC Stoke Camp Reserve, North Of Draycott, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th June 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 11am
Mount Fancy Farm BC reserve, the Blackdowns

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Mount Fancy Farm reserve in the Blackdowns, where we hope to see Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood butterflies and two day-flying moths; Chimney Sweeper and Burnet Companion...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 2.30pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester, to enjoy the butterflies and birds. All welcome...

White Admiral

Lincolnshire: Work Party Southrey Woods

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Woods, near Bardney

Work Party at Southrey Woods: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including rides and footpaths, for a variety of woodland butterflies, including the White Admiral.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Friday 16th June 2017: 2.30pm
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

Large Blue

Somerset & Dorset Branch: Guided Walk For Large Blue

Saturday 17th June 2017: 11.30am
Green Down, Somerset

The Dorset Branch are joining up with the Somerset Branch for this visit to a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve and one of the key introduction sites for Large Blue. As well as Large Blues, we may see Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Ringlet...

Small Heath

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 11am
Haddon Hill & Haddon Moor, Upton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Haddon Hill, a moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where Heath Fritillary is the prime species. We also hope to find Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath here, amongst others. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

Join us on a trip to our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.

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Yorkshire: Reserve Open Day

Saturday 24th June 2017: 1.00pm
Shipley Station Meadow Reserve, north of Bradford

Join the Yorkshire Branch at our reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies...

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Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserve

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sherborne, Quarr LNR And Terrace Meadows SNCI

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

Blue

Lincolnsire:Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 28th June 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit, Near Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

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Warwickshire: Field Trip

Saturday 1st July 2017: 11am
Prees Heath BC reserve, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a butterfly walk at Prees Heath Common reserve in Shropshire. It is the only site in the Midlands that supports the Silver-studded Blue butterfly...

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Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Saturday 1st July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Rough Bank BC Reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

BC's Rough Bank reserve has a fantastic range of butterflies, moths and wildflowers. This walk is in part to celebrate National Meadows Day and is also a Stroud Nature 2017 event...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Meadows And Family Fun Day

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Brush up on your butterfly and plant ID skills with guided walks and photographic displays at one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). Held to celebrate Plantlife’s Magnificent Meadows Day, there will also be face-painting, craft activities and nature hunts for youngsters...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 5th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Tuesday 11th July 2017: 11am
Bentley Station Meadow reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk on our Bentley Station Meadow reserve (near Wrecclesham) which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for the grassland and woodland habitats...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 13th July 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

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

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Launch Event

Friday 14th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for the launch of Big Butterfly Count. His is one of the best times of the year to see butterflies and the wildflowers at their best...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, Near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for butterfly ID walks on Magdalen Hill Down, one of the biggest and best butterfly reserves in the country (near Winchester). This is a Big Butterfly Count event..

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Sunday 16th July 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. This is a wonderful month to see butterflies and an excellent opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Join us and help to restore this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small tree seedlings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

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Norfolk: Moth Event North Norfolk Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.15am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Chalk Hill Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 2pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester. This is a good time of the year to see the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly. All welcome...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Millhoppers Pasture BC Reserve, east of Aylesbury

Join us for a walk on BC's only reserve in the Herts & Middlesex area (east of Aylesbury). There will be top tips on how to manage grassland to encourage butterflies and wild flowers. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 11am
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company. All welcome, including dogs on short leads. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download an