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.

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: Rusland Horizons Training Workshop - Focus on Fritillaries

Friday 23rd June 2017
Indoors and outside, Grizedale Forest Centre, Ambleside

Get to know the rare Fritillary butterflies living in the Rusland Horizons area. How do you tell the difference between the very rare High Brown and the more common Dark Green? How is the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary...

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Suffolk: Identification And Recording Event

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Holywells Park for an identification and recording training event which is suitable for novices...

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Cornwall Bodmin Moor Butterfly Search Day

Monday 26th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary.

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Cornwall Bodmin Moor Butterfly Search Day

Wednesday 28th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to search for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary.

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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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Devon: Moth Trapping

Friday 14th July 2017, 9.00pm-0.00am
Andrew's Wood, Loddiswell, nr Kingsbridge

A moth trapping evening near Kingsbridge with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood...

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Cumbria: Butterflies of Undermillbeck Common

Friday 14th July 2017, 11am-2pm
Undermillbeck Common, Lindeth, Windermere

Join the Cumbria Branch at Undermillbeck Common (Windermere) for a Big Butterfly Count event. Hopefully you'll be able to count Dark Green and High Brown Fritillary butterflies....

Mountain Ringlet

Warwickshire: A Weekend Trip to Cumbria

Friday 14th July 2017: 2pm onwards...
Warton Crag Quarry And Other Sites

Join other members of the Warwickshire Branch for a butterfly weekend in Cumbria. Our target species for the weekend include Northern Brown Argus, High Brown Fritillary, Large Heath and Mountain Ringlet butterflies, but we are likely to see a great deal of other wildlife during our walks, plus the occasional visit to the local pubs too! Today is the launch of Big Butterfly Count...

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Big Butterfly Count - Nationwide Survey

Friday 14th July to Sunday 6th August 2017
All Over The UK

Big Butterfly Count is the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Anyone can take part - simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the event, which runs from 14 July-6 August. The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017
Littlewood Nature Reserve, Quarrington

Join the North East Branch on a guided walk at Littlewood Local Nature Reserve (NNR), east of Junction 61 on the A1, where we hope to see Marbled White, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Piddles Wood

Saturday 15th July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
south of Sturminster Newton

Join the Dorset Branch on our first visit in some time to this ancient woodland south of Sturminster Newton, traditionally a good site for White Admiral and other woodland species...

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Northern Ireland: Cavehill Big Butterfly Count and Safari

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Belfast Castle Grounds and Cavehill

Join the Northern Ireland Branch and the Cavehill Conservation Campaign to launch the 2017 Big Butterfly Count. This is a family-friendly morning exploring the grounds below Belfast Castle, before a slightly more strenuous afternoon with highly skilled and experienced local guide Cormac Hamill, exploring the nooks and crannies of Cavehill...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Butterfly Recognition Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10am
Black Dog Woods, between Frome and Westbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this short half-day butterfly recognition walk near Frome on the border with Somerset. This is a good site for close-up views of butterflies and we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries, White Admirals and other woodland butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch near Alresford on an old field trip favourite with woodland and chalk grassland flora and fauna. We hope to see Marbled White, Dark Green Fritillary and, possibly, Purple Emperor butterflies...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Cabilla Woods, Glyn Valley, east of Bodmin

Join the Cornwall Branch on this walk through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) reserve three miles east of Bodmin, described as “one of the largest and possibly finest ancient woodland in Cornwall”...

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10am
Wolves Wood (RSPB), west of Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch on this woodland walk to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Event

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-4pm
New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst, West Of Southampton

Visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch's display at the New Forest Wildlife Park for information on how you can get involved in one of Britain’s biggest citizen science surveys. There will be information on butterfly identification and gardening for butterflies...

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 15th July 2017, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Walton Downs & Juniper Hill, Epsom

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip starting at Epsom Racecourse; target: Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. You could also join in Big Butterfly Count...

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Upper Thames: Course - Introduction to Butterflies in the Chilterns

Saturday 15th July 2017
Amersham Field Centre, Amersham, Bucks

This Field Studies Council course will help you recognise the wide variety of butterfly species can be found in the attractive grasslands and woodlands of the Chilterns. Learn how they depend on their habitats and find out how you can help conserve them...

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 15th July 2017: 1pm
Parkhurst Forest, north-west of Newport, Isle of Wight

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a forest walk where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count....

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 11.00am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us for a walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Sussex: Hairstreak Meet & Greet (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm & 3.45-5.30pm
Hollingbury Park, Brighton

Join Jamie Burston from the Sussex Branch on this city walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak butterflies around the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 15th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 15th July 2017: 8.30pm till late
Bubbenhall Wood & Meadow, south-east of Coventry

Join David Brown at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's newest Nature Reserve. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species. Our second visit to this nature reserve (south-east of Coventry) will see us hoping to...

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Kent: Lullingstone Country Park

Sunday 16th July 2017: 10.30am

Join the Kent Branch on a walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and other summer butterflies.

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Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Join Geoff and Tessa from the Sussex Branch for a wander around Bevendean in search of Chalk Hill Blues and other downland species of butterflies and day flying moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Sussex: Butterflies for Beginners

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-1pm
Warnham Butterfly Reserve, Tilletts Lane, Warnham

This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north-west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex! We will be visiting the Warnham butterfly reserve where 34 species have been...