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.

Hawk Moth

Cambridgeshire and Essex

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
Bat and moth nights, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

A Ranger Service Event in association with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Saturday 4th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmoor Estate, between Sixpenny Handley and Tollard Royal

A guided walk in ancient woodland with Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies among the target species.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Cotgrave Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.30am-0.00pm
Bowdown Wood, Berks

Join us on a field trip to see the White Admiral, led by its champion.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Shapwick Heath NNR

Saturday 4th July 2015: 11.00am
Between Shapwick and Westhay

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will look for Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary amongst others.

White Admiral

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Abbotts Wood Inclosure

Sunday 5th July 2015: 10.30am
north-west of Dockenfield

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk in this lovely part of Alice Holt Forest, stopping at several Purple Emperor 'assembly points' to see these wonderful butterflies battle for their territories.

Silver-studded Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 5th July 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Silchester Common, Hampshire

Join us on a trip to see the SIlver-studded Blue in a neighbouring county.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Aston Brickyards

Sunday 5th July 2015: 11.00am
Aston Brickyards (Derbyshire)

A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.

White Admiral

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1.30pm
Broadclyst, Exeter

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on an afternoon walk through the best butterfly rides in this extensive forest area.

Large Heath

North Wales

Sunday 5th July 2015, 2pm-3.30pm
Swch Maes Gwyn

Sunday 5th July 2014, 2.00pm, Large Heath search at Grid Ref SH852538 Swch Maes Gwyn This is a chance to see the rare Large Heath butterfly. Those wishing to attend this visit are advised to contact Ian Gorton on 07966 154608 to reserve a place as booking is essential. Please call Ian prior to setting off on the day to check that the visit is still going ahead. Wellingtons are essential. This event is not suitable for young children due to the boggy ground at the site.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip - Toton Fields LNR

Tuesday 7th July 2015: 10.00am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.

Marbled White

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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Highlands And Islands - ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015: 10.30am
ROSEMARKIE CLIFFS, BLACK ISLE

We will walk north along the shore-line cliffs. When we did this trip in 2014 we saw an amazing twelve species of butterfly, including the target species.

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Devon: Butterflies Of The Bovey Valley Woodland

Saturday 11th July 2015: 1.30pm
Lustleigh, Newton Abbot

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch to look for woodland species, including the Silver-washed Fritllary, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Hairstreak.

Marbled White

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 11th July 2015: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - LARGE HEATH BUTTERFLY SURVEY

Saturday 11th OR (only if poor weather on 11th) Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Red Moss Of Netherley, Near Stonehaven

Come and help look for the Large Heath on the Red Moss of Netherley Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve near Stonehaven, a lowland raised bog currently undergoing restoration work to prevent it from drying out.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to see the Purple Emperor, led by its champion.