Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Wednesday 12th April 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our first walk of the year to see early butterflies and cowslips at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester...

Brimstone

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th April 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ham Lands, Richmond

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Ham Lands; target: Brimstone, Peacock

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 27th April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak

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Suffolk: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th April 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, near West Stow Country Park

Join the Suffolk Branch on this fieldwork and photography butterfly walk (suitable for novices)...

Child with butterfly

Suffolk: Spring Wood Celebration Day - Family Event

Monday 1st May 2017, 11am-4pm
Kiln Meadow, south-east Ipwich

Join the Suffolk Branch at Kiln Meadow (south-east Ipswich) for butterfly and other guided walks, woodland crafts and demonstrations, family activities, music, food and much more...

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Shere Woodlands, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Shere Woodlands; target: spring Skippers

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 3rd May 2017: 2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, near Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester for a leisurely walk with friendly company to enjoy the butterflies of the month and the spectacular display of cowslips. All welcome, including dogs on short leads...

Orange Tip

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 7th May 2017: 11.00am
Homefield Wood, Bucks

Join us on the first field trip of the season to look for early Spring butterflies

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 10am-1pm
King’s Forest, Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch on a walk to see spring butterflies in King's Forest (north of Bury St Edmunds...

Green Hair

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 9th May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Newdigate Brickworks, south of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newdigate Brickworks; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak.

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson's Bank; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak.

Common Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 13th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Denbies Hillside, Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: spring Skippers & Blues

Wood White

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Botany Bay/Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Botany Bay/Oaken Wood; target: Wood White

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Bingham Linear Park, East Of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip to Bingham Linear Park (east of Nottingham) to see Spring butterflies, including, hopefully, Grizzled Skipper...

Orange Tip

Field Trip To Mid-Lincs Coast & Coastal Country Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mid-Lincs Coast & Lincs Coastal Country Park

Do join us for our first Field Trip of the year to see various Spring butterflies. In the morning we hope to walk the Coastal Path north to Moggs Eye. In the afternoon we intend to go south to Wolla Bank.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Sunday 14th May 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on a visit to newly created chalk downland habitat just north of Weymouth, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

Field Trip: Twywell Hills And Dales

Sunday 14th May 2017: 10.00am
Twywell Hills And Dales

An Open Day with the Wildlife Trust searching for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and other spring species. Park in the main car park, Grid Ref. SP938772 at 10 a.m. Leaders: Douglas Goddard and Andy Wyldes.

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Suffolk: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 10.30am
Tiger Hill, Bures St Mary (am) and Arger Fen (pm), north-west of Colchester

Join the Suffolk Branch for a walk to see butterflies and bluebells in Bures St Mary...

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 14th May 2017: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring species. (NB this is advertised for Saturday 14th May in the journal, which is not correct).

Green Hair

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am
Penhale, Cubert, near Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 20th May 2017: 11.00am
Pitstone Hill and Aldbury Nowers, Bucks

Join us on a field trip looking for spring butterflies. (NB this is advertised for Sunday 20th May in the journal, which is not correct).

Les

Suffolk: Moth Morning

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-12pm
Milden, south-east of Lavenham

Join the Suffolk Branch near Lavenham going through the previous night's moth catch, followed by a walk to look for caterpillars...

Field Trip: Fermyn Woods Country Park

Saturday 20th May 2017: 10.00am
Fermyn Woods Country Park

A visit to see how our winter conservation work has helped Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and other spring species. Meet Skylark café at 10 a.m. Leader Douglas Goddard. Car parking fees apply.

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 20th 8pm to Sunday 21st May 2017, 1pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, north-west of Bladford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch in celebrating spring moths, the Dawn Chorus and butterflies at our Alners Gorse reserve in north Dorset...

Bison Hill, Whipsnade A Morning Walk For Spring Butterflie

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11.00am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday, May 21st Bison Hill, Whipsnade a morning walk for spring butterflies – Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and maybe Duke of Burgundy. Meet at the National Trust car park at Bison Hill off the B4540, SP999185 at 11.00 a.m. Leader Greg Herbert

Field Trip: Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11.00am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

A morning walk for spring butterflies – Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and maybe Duke of Burgundy. Meet at the National Trust car park at Bison Hill off the B4540, SP999185 at 11.00 a.m. Leader Greg Herbert