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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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Meadows, Bucks

Search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

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)...

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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...

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

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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...

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

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

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

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...

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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...

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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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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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...

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...

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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...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

Glen Orrin Butterfly Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glen Orrin, West Of Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a third season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!

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East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm
Cotgrave Forest, south-east of Notttingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

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Suffolk: Dingy Skipper Surveys

Monday 22nd May 2017
Kings Forest and Suffolk Brecklands

The Suffolk Branch will be running various Dingy Skipper surveys and walks around Kings Forest and the Suffolk Brecklands this week (subject to weather conditions and access restrictions)...

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Chantries/Five Fields & Pewley Down, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 25th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: Downland butterflies

Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

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Field Trip To Wyre Forest, Worcs & Shropshire

Saturday 27th May 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire & Shropshire

Wyre Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission, has excellent habitats for insects. We hope to visit a number of sites, aiming to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and possibly, the Wood White. Do join us for what promises to be an excellent day out.

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East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Merrow/Pewley Downs East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am
Mullion, Predannack, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...