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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Butterfly Walk near Looe Bay

Saturday 25th April 2015: 10.30am
The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe

A visit to the Millendreath to Seaton coastal footpath to search for Britain’s earliest flying Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in this unique habitat.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Tuesday 5th May 2015: 6.30pm
Twywell Hills and Dales

Roosting butterflies and caterpillar crawl. Searching for roosting Grizzled and Dingy Skippers in the early evening and then looking for caterpillars of grassland species as it gets dark. Torch and good footwear will be needed. Meet in the main car park at 6.30pm. Grid Ref. SP938772 Leaders Andy Wyldes and Doug Goddard.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Ketton Quarry

Saturday 9th May 2015: 10.00am
Ketton Quarry (Leicestershire)

Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2015. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers

Sharpenhoe Clappers to look for Spring Butterflies especially Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak & Dingy Skippers. Meet in the NT car park at 10.30am Grid Ref: TL064296 Leader David Chandler.

Pearl BF

Devon: Butterfly Walk In Torrington

Sunday 10th May 2015: 1.00pm
Great Torrington Commons

Join the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation on a visit to the Great Torrington Commons - a great site to spot the Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

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Butterfly Field Trip at Kilkhampton Common

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am
Near Kilkhampton, NE Cornwall

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip - Flawborough Footpaths

Saturday 16th May 2015: 10.30am
Flawborough Footpaths, Nottinghamshire

A visit to one of the areas East Midlands Branch and Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group have been working on to improve the habitat for Grizzled Skippers in Nottinghamshire.

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th May 2015, 11.00am-2.10pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Our first field meeting of the year is to search for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring butterflies.

Grizzled Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies, including Dingy & Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreak, on the Oxfordshire Downs.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Glen Orrin, Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. This year, after your fantastic scrub clearing efforts we would like you to join us.

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Devon: Guided Walk Over Chalk Downland

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Cerne Giant Hill

Join the Devon and Dorset Branch on this visit to a splendid ancient grassland habitat to see abundant spring butterflies and wild flowers.

Dingy Skipper

Norfolk Field Trip

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Cut-off Channel Stoke Ferry

Field Trip to Cut-Off Channel at Stoke Ferry 10.30am Target species Dingy and Grizzled Skipper

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Whipsnade Downs

Whipsnade Downs to look for Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled & Dingy Skippers . Time 11.00am Car park Grid Ref: SP999184 Leader Greg Herbert.

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Fermyn Woods Country Park.

Fermyn Woods Country Park. Looking for Spring butterflies. Meet at the Skylark Cafe in the park. Grid Ref. SP952848 10.30am Car park fee. Leader Doug Goddard.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire

Come and join us in the morning looking for the Duke of Burgundy & Grizzled Skipper, and later, elsewhere, for the Small Blue.