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.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Friday 22nd May 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Carnforth, Lancashire

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cumbria Branch on this trip to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly and others at Warton Crag.

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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.

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Devon: Moth Night

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 8.30pm
Hazelwood Farm, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this joint event with the Devon Moth Group. The location we are visiting has some 40+ species, including the Lunar Thorn, Water Carpet, Puss moth and Barred Umber.

Small Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Mendips Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015
Dolebury Warren, Near Churchill In The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this butterfly walk at an Avon Wildlife Trust reserve, which boasts an Iron Age Hill Fort and rich butterfly fauna.

New Members Day In South Wilts

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10am-3.00pm
Codford Village Hall , Cotley Hill

New members who have joined Butterfly Conservation in the last 12-18 months have are invited to a Welcome Event at Codford Village Hall followed by a guided walk around nearby Cotley Hill. This prominent hill to the East of Warminster is a super place for butterflies.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Mabie Forest Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.45am
Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB

A walk to hopefully see Pearl-bordered Fritillary & whatever else is on the wing.

Green Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Grangelands NR, Lower Cadsden, Bucks

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies on chalk downland.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 24th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Stonepit Field, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us on a field trip looking for the Small Blue and other grassland butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

West Midlands: Wyre Forest Butterfly Trail & Walk

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Bewdley, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation on this celebratory guided walk to mark the end of Butterfly Conservation’s' Reconnecting the Wyre' project.

Marsh Frit

Marsh Fritillary Day At The Lizard

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Predannack, The Lizard, Near Mullion

Join the Cornwall Branch on this guided walk on the Lizard searching for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

Devon Members-Only Event At Lydford Old Railway

Sunday 24th May 2015: 1.00pm
Lydford, Okehampton, Devon

Members of Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch are being invited on a day out to the Lydford Old Railway Reserve, which is home to what is probably the only colony of Heath Fritillary in the county.

East Midlands Field Trip - Asfordby Hill

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Asfordby Hill/Brown's Hill Quarry & Holwell Mineral Line (Leicestershire)

Join us on a training event for identification of spring butterflies including Dingy & Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak, so very useful for new members.

Suffolk - NT Bioblitz

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th May 2015, 0.00pm-0.00pm
Dunwich Heath

Includes butterfly walks and moth trapping. Details on the Bristol Natural History Consortium website http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/national-trust-dunwich-heath-24hour-bioblitz/

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Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

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Somerset And Bristol: Moths At Mount Fancy Farm

Thursday 28th May 2015: 9.00am
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch to look through moth traps set the night before and to enjoy a guided walk around the reserve.

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Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 30th May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks

Join us on a field trip to search for first-generation Adonis Blues and other spring butterflies.

Marsh Frit

Cumbria: Spring Butterfly Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015: 10.45am
Finglandrigg Wood (NNR) & Workington

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cumbria Branch at this National Nature Reserve where you could see Marsh Fritillary butterflies. A second walk at Workington is possible after lunch.

D Skipper

Dingy Skipper Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015: 1.30pm
Littlemill Bing, Near Rankinston KA6

A guided walk to hopefully see Dingy Skipper butterflies - one of the rarer species in our area.

Field Trip: Sidbury Hill

Saturday 30th May 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sidbury Hill

This chalk grassland site has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and has a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife.