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.

Suffolk - NT Bioblitz

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th May 2015, 0.00pm-0.00pm
Dunwich Heath

Includes butterfly walks and moth trapping. Details on the Bristol Natural History Consortium website http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/national-trust-dunwich-heath-24hour-bioblitz/

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Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

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Butterfly ID Workshop and Walk

Saturday 6th June 2015: 10.30am
Windmill Farm And Nature Reserve, The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch at this wonderful event where you will be taught how to ID butterflies, followed by a guided walk to see what you can find on this beautiful nature reserve.

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Searching For Silver In The Sand Dunes

Saturday 20th June 2015: 2.00pm
St Gothian Sands And Godrevy Area, Near Gwithian

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this beautiful butterfly walk amongst the sand dunes, including an exploration of a new Silver-studded Blue butterfly site near Godrevy.

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Cornwall Branch Open Day

Saturday 27th June 2015: 2.00pm
Lethytep, near Looe

The Branch Chairman, Philip Hambly, invites you to his family farm at Lethytep - a wonderful wildlife area with ample butterfly walks and beautiful lakes. For a donation of £5, food will be provided, along with a tombola and raffle. Everyone is welcome!

North Wales

Friday 3rd July 2015, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Cors Bodgynnydd

Friday 3rd July, 8:30 - 11:30pm Nightjars and Nightlife at Cors Bodgynnydd An event with North Wales Wildlife Trust, walking around this upland bog to hear and hopefully see a Nightjar, followed by moth trapping (if the Nightjars haven’t eaten them all). Uneven, wet paths. Bring a torch and midge repellent! Meet at Cyffty Mine, SH773588. Details from David Lee 01248 681268

Field Trip: Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Chase Woods

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore and do some recording too. If possible, bring a clipboard and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 118 covering the area.

North Wales

Friday 10th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Great Orme

Friday 10th July, 9:30 - 11:30pm Glow-worms & Moths of the Great Orme. A guided walk with North Wales Wildlife Trust to learn about these fascinating beetles. The Welsh for glow-worm is Tn Bach Diniwed - Innocent Little Fire. This is magical. Followed by moth trapping. Path uneven with steps. Bring a torch! Meet at West Shore by the boating lake, SH770821. Booking essential with Mark Sheridan 01492 583820

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Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

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Searching For Butterflies On The North Cornwall Coast

Sunday 12th July 2015: 1.00pm
Kelsey Head, Near Holywell And Newquay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.

The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

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

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Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

East Scotland: Angus - Balgavies Loch Bioblitz

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015, 7.30pm-4.00pm

A comprehensive exploration of the SWT Balgavies Reserve with the objective of recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Activities will start on the Saturday evening. with moth trapping and wine ropes starting around 7:30pm. Traps will be opened at 10:00am on Sunday with butterfly walks during the day.

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Wild Flowers And Butterflies Of Penhale

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Near Cubert

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, which is not normally open to the public.

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Sussex Branch: Bevendean Butterflies

Saturday 18th July 2015: 11.00am
Bevendean, Brighton

Join the Sussex Branch on this walk to see Chalk Hill blue, Marbled White and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Sussex Branch: Friston Big Butterfly Count Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Frsiton Gallops, near Jevington, Wealden

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Hill blue, Small and Common blue butterflies, as well as the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. We are also hoping to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day!

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester, Hampshire

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day near Winchester to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation's Magdalen Hill Down Reserve!

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Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 1.00pm
Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for their first field trip to Cardinham Woods, a popular site managed by the Forestry Commission.

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Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Sussex Branch: Swanborough Hill Moths & Butterflies

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Swanborough Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex

Please join the Sussex Branch on this walk to find the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland butterfly species. We will also be doing a Big Butterfly Count!

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Big Butterfly Count Family Event!

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-0.00am
Next to Mouse Cottage, Steyning.

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Sussex Branch and the Steyning & District Community Partnership for this free, family day out counting butterflies!