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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Cumbria: Butterfly and Moth Identification Course

Saturday 27th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
Blencathra Centre, Lake District

The course will include countryside walks to study the special species of butterflies and moth identification of this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at...

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Northern Ireland: Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey Workshop

Saturday 27th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Broughshane, Ballymena

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) is a survey designed to capture how butterflies are faring in the wider countryside, outside our nature reserves and species-rich areas. This workshop will...

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North Wales: Transect Recording Workshop

Saturday 10th June 2017, 0.30pm-4.00pm
Llysfaen Village Hall, Colwyn Bay

One of our key events for 2017, new for this year we are running a transect recording workshop. Come and join Vic Hitchings to discover the science behind butterfly recording and learn how to become a recorder...

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London: Course

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th June 2017
FSC London Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council, Greenwich Park: Introduction to Moths

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Suffok: Identifying Summer Moths

Saturday 17th June 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council course in East Bergholt will help you learn to identify summer moths...

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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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Devon: The Meadow Makers' Conference

Saturday 1st July 2017, 9.30am-5.30pm
Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor

FULLY BOOKED. The first Meadow Makers’ Conference aims to bring together all those who love wildflower meadows with top wildlife and meadow experts for an inspirational day of talks.

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Suffolk: Course - Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council weekend residential course will be introducing the identification and natural history of perhaps the most visually appealing of all insect groups. Only live viewing techniques are used: light traps and sugaring for moths and sweep nets for butterflies...

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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...

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Yorkshire: Course - Butterflies and Moths

Monday 17th to Thursday 20th July 2017
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Settle, Yorkshire Dales

This Field Studies Council course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way and will include..

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th July 2017
Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire

This Field Studies Council course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats...

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London: Course - Introduction To Butterflies

Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Stockyard, Bushy Park, London

This Field Studies Centre course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation, using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in the varied habitats at Bushy Park...

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Devon: Course - An Introduction to Moths and Butterflies

Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2017
Slapton Ley Field Centre, near Kingsbridge

This Field Studies Council course will appeal to anyone wishing to know more about them, and will cover how to identify the different species, their varied life-cycles and natural history, and how to help record and conserve them...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This is a beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie), covering identification of moths along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. We will look through moth traps run the night before. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50 RSPB Members £10

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West Midlands: Course - Butterflies and Moths

Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017
Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Centre course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens...

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Suffolk: Course - Wetland Moths

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council course will instruct moth identification and ecology through slide presentations. This will help you work through the defining features of micro and macro moths and particularly identifying their families...

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East Scotland: Course - Highland Butterflies and Moths

Friday 18th to Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Kindrogan Field Centre, Perthshire

This Field Studies Council course in Perthshire will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides to show the special species found in the Scottish Highlands, their unique habitats and ecology. There will be daytime field visits to...

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Highlands And Islands: Seed Collecting Workshop

Saturday 26th August 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Talla nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie

This practical workshop will look at how to gather, store and propagate seed. We will meet at Talla nan Ros for an introduction before travelling out in shared cars to RSPB Insh Marshes and Newtonmore for seed collection. Then returning to Talla nan Ros for the rest of the workshop.

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West Midlands: Course - An Introduction to Leaf Mining Moths

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September 2017
Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury

The Field Studies Council course is aimed at total beginners wishing to study leaf-mining moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge of the group, but whatever your skill level it will be designed to stretch you...

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Upper Thames: Course - Introduction To Autumn Moths

Saturday 16th September 2017
Amersham Field Centre, Bucks

This one-day Field Studies Council course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge...

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Suffolk: Course - Identifying Autumn Moths

Saturday 14th October 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This new Field Studies Council day course is one of a suite of three at Flatford Mill in spring, summer and autumn this year. Emergence periods of adult moths come in waves through the year, so there are different species found flying in...