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.

Silver-studded Blue

South Wales: Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

Join the South Wales Branch for a chance to see Silver-studded Blue butterflies in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Whitmoor Common

Thursday 30th June 2016
Worplesdon, Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a walk led by Francis Kelly to see Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral butterflies.

Meadow Brown

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

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West Midlands: Moth Night

Friday 1st July 2016: 9pm
Stone, south of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a moth night at the Stone Meadows Local Nature Reserve (LNR) - all welcome!

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Purple Hairstreak

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, Near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Deepdale, North Yorkshire

This Field Trip to Deepdale, North Yorkshire, to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, will be on Saturday, 2nd July or Sunday, 3rd July 2016 if the weather on the Saturday is poor.

Chequered Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Fort William Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Fort William, Nevis Range

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a walk that will take us through mixed woodland habitat to a large open area noted for its butterflies and hopefully some day-flying moths. The very rare Chequered Skipper has been recorded in this area though at this date is almost past its flight time.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

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Yorkshire: Deepdale Meadow

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.30am
Deepdale, Dalby Forest

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

High brown fritillary

South Wales: High Brown Fritillary Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

Join the South Wales Branch on one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in the Alun Valley.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

Child with butterfly

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 11.30am
Lower Westwood, Bradford-on-Avon

All welcome at this great FREE family day out, with guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale and more.

Purple Emperor

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Salcey Forest

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
East Of Hartwell, Northants

Join the Beds and Northants Branch in Salcey Forest repeating our successful field trip of last year, when we saw Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White butterflies, as well as three species of Hairstreak .

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 1.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Silver-washed Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am
Salcey Forest, Bucks/Northants

A joint meeting with the Northants branch to look for woodland species