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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The site is an interesting wet meadow on a sheltered west facing woodland edge.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Station Meadow, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

This is a joint event with the Lancashire and Cumbria Branches. We will be looking out for spring species, in particular Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Pearl BF

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woods and Howe Ridding

Wednesday 1st June 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk to see spring species of butterflies, including Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Small Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight:

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Old Burghclere Lime Quarry, Old Burghclere, south of Newbury

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this trip where we hope to Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies and the Wood Tiger moth.

Green Hair

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm
near St Agnes, north of Redruth

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 10.30am
Coulters Dean, Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this small reserve within the confines of Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the possibility of seeing a Duke of Burgundy butterfly. We are also aiming to see Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies.

Small Blue

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

A field meeting targeting the Small Blue and other early summer butterflies.

Small Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch at the invitation of the Upper Thames Branch for a butterfly walk to see early summer butterflies including, hopefully, Small Blue.

Small Blue

Howell Hill

Saturday 4th June 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
SM2 7HS, TQ236622

Peter Wakeham

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.

North Berwick Law Field Trip, Lothians

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
North Berwick Law, Lothians

A walk round this fascinating geological feature to try and see the target species, Wall Brown.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

Green Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: May Hill and Newent Woods

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Clifford, south-west of Newent

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Common Blue

West Midlands: Clee Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016: 1.30pm
Cleehill, Ludlow (Shropshire)

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group on a butterfly walk; we shall be looking for Small Heath, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria And Lancashire: Mountain Ringlets At Irton Fell

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
north-west of Eskdale Green, Holmrook

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches and Cumbria Wildlife Trust on a gentle climb to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies at their lowest altitude site in Lakeland, with a possible extension after lunch to Eskmeals Dunes.

Small Blue

Cumbria: Small Blue Field Trip

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.45am-3.00pm
Northside, Workington

Join the Cumbria Branch on a walk to Small Blue butterfly sites.

Barry Buddon Nature Open Day

Sunday 5th June 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

An annual outing to visit Barry Buddon MOD training centre with superb wildlife habitat. One of the best unspoilt sand dune systems on the east coast. Normally access is restricted but we have unlimited access for a day. Home to at least 16 species of butterfly including Small Blue, Grayling, Purple hairstreak and Green hairstreak

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West Midlands: Mortimer Forest Wood White Survey Day

Tuesday 7th June 2016: 11.00am
Bicton, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch to help with monitoring work for the Wood White butterfly. This is part of the new Making a Stand for the Wood White project.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Moth Night Event

Warwickshire: National Moth Night at Oversley Wood

Thursday 9th June 2016: 8.30pm
south-east of Alcester

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this free National Moth Night event at Oversley Wood led by David Brown. This year the theme is Hawk-moths. Our target species tonight will be False Mocha, Pauper Pug, Pine Hawk-moth and Sciota hostilis.

Moth Night Event

East Scotland: Angus - NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT

Thursday 9th June 2016, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Join the East Scotland Branch, local recorders and staff at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, as they identify moths caught in the previous nights traps and see more traps in action on National Moth Night.

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.