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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Suffolk: Red Lodge Butterflies & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.00am
Bury Saint Edmunds

Join us on this morning and/or afternoon tour of the open heath and woodland margins at Red lodge Heath SSSI to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Families welcome!

Peacock

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Wednesday 13th July 2016, 10am-3pm
Duthie Park, Aberdeen

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Duthie Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 15th July to Sunday 7th August 2016
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

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Cheshire And Peak: Transect and Survey Training

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

The walk is flat on an excellent surface, so it will be suitable for everyone. We will begin the tour shortly before the transect training event, so we expect a very lively day at the Butterfly Park.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Northern Brown Argus Identification & Survey

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-3pm
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.

Comma Butterfly

North Wales - Butterfly Search at Pool Parc, Ruthin

Sunday 17th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Pool Parc, Ruthin

This former deer park is now an interesting site for butterflies, including white-letter hairstreak and silver washed fritillary. This visit will be a joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust led by Ian Gorton. Meet at Ruthin Rugby Club layby (GR: SJ117 578).

Essex Skipper

West Midlands: Butterfly ID Workshop

Tuesday 19th July 2016: 11am
Wessington Pasture, Woolhope, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust at this woodland reserve. The main aim is to help people monitor the spread of the Essex Skipper butterfly in the county. This is a Big Butterfly Count event.

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North East England: Butterfly Survey

Sunday 24th July 2016: 10.30am
Coatham Stob, between Darlington and Middlesbrough

Join the North East England Branch searching for Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. None of these species has previously been recorded at this site, but there is suitable habitat present.

Purple Hairstreak

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.

Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

Dark Green Fritillary

Northern Ireland: Kilbrannish Wood

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August 2016, 11.30am-5.00pm
Kilbrannish Wood, County Carlow

Join our third joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation Ireland in the Lepidopteran rich Kilbranish Wood

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Devon: Preston Down Brown Hairstreak Walk and Survey

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11.30am
near Paignton

Join the Devon Branch for two separate walks (11.30am or 1pm) looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies and their eggs. Surveying for eggs on the Blackthorn hedges will be shown, so you will be able to check your home patches of Blackthorn.

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Devon: Marsh Fritillary Butterfly Larval Web Hunt

Saturday 10th September 2016: 1.30pm
Cookworthy Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Halwill Junction

Join the Devon Branch on a Marsh Fritillary larval web hunt and learn how to spot these webs of this beautiful endangered butterfly, as this is often the best way to record the strength of a colony.