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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The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.


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...

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth Identification Evening

Friday 23rd June 2017, 9pm-10.30pm
Thorley Wash Nature Reserve (Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust)

Join the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer Jenny and local moth expert Graeme Smith for an evening at Thorley Wash discovering the wonderful moth species found in the Stort Valley...

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Cumbria: Rusland Horizons Training Workshop - Focus on Fritillaries

Friday 23rd June 2017
Indoors and outside, Grizedale Forest Centre, Ambleside

Get to know the rare Fritillary butterflies living in the Rusland Horizons area. How do you tell the difference between the very rare High Brown and the more common Dark Green? How is the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary...

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Suffolk: Identification And Recording Event

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-0.30pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich

Join the Suffolk Branch in Holywells Park for an identification and recording training event which is suitable for novices...

Large Heath

Lincolnshire: Field Trip To Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Crowle Moors NNR

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10am-4.30pm
Crowle Moors National Nature Reserve (NNR), West Of Scunthorpe

Crowle Moors National Nature Reserve (NNR) is one of the richest lowland peat vegetation areas in the north of England and home of the Large Heath, our target species for this Field Trip. Do join us to view this astonishing areal.

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Northern Ireland: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Cushleake Mountain, south-east of Ballycastle

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on a visit to Cushleake Mountain, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which has been described as probably the best upland bog that the National Trust owns in the whole of the UK...

Child with butterfly

West Midlands: Meadows Festival

Saturday 24th June 2017, 11am-4pm
The Bog, Stiperstones NNR, south-east of Shrewsbury

Come along to the Meadows Festival at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve (NNR) where there will be a BC stall, butterfly walks, children’s activities and much more...

Silver-studded Blue

Sussex: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Iping And Stedham Commons,

Join the Sussex Branch for a walk to find Silver-studded Blue butterflies and the Common Heath moth at Iping and Stedham Commons...

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Broxhead Common, south of Farnham

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a walk to see Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland flora and fauna at this Hampshire County Council Local Nature Reserve near Borden...

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Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 24th June 2017: 9.15pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this moth night where many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event for children who are interested in wildlife. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. Owls may be heard and bats should be seen...

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Yorkshire: Reserve Open Day

Saturday 24th June 2017: 1.00pm
Shipley Station Meadow Reserve, north of Bradford

Join the Yorkshire Branch at our reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

Join us on a field trip at our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.

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Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 24th June 2017: 8.30pm till late
Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow Nature Reserve, Bubbenhall, south-east of Coventry

Join the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's (WWT) newest Nature Reserve (NR) for the first of two moth nights. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species including Birch Mocha, Lobster moth and Red-necked...

Marsh Frit

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.30am
Strawberry Bank And Daneway Banks, Gloucestershire

Join the Warwickshire Branch for this out-of-county butterfly walk (Oakridge Lynch, Glos), which will focus on seeing the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, which is usually found in good numbers at Strawberry Banks. The reserve also supports several other interesting butterfly species and is great for wild flowers, including Wild Columbine and Lesser Butterfly Orchid and the elusive Hazel Dormouse...

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: down/woodland species

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Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserve

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sherborne, Quarr LNR And Terrace Meadows SNCI

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Caterpillar Hunt

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.30am
Butser Hill, north of Waterlooville

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a caterpillar Hunt on Butser Hill. We also hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies. This was a successful and popular field trip in 2015 and 2016 - let’s see if we can do even better this year...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 1.00pm
Ashclyst Forest nr. Exeter

Join the Devon Branch for a walk in Ashclyst Forest (near Exeter) which is a good site for White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies, as well as the rather spectacular Scarlet Tiger moth...

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
St Martha’s & Newlands Corner, east of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newlands Corner; target: Dark Green Fritillary

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 28th June 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Moth Night

Thursday 29th June 2017: 9pm
Afton Marsh, Freshwater Bay

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch at Freshwater Bay for moth trapping and search for Sclerocona acutellus... PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS EVENT FROM 26 JUNE

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 29th June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Whitmoor Common, Worplesdon

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Whitmoor Common; target: Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 29th June 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We will be opening several moth traps put out the night before around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve courtesy of NWT

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Cumbria: Moths at Plumgarths Gardens (CWT)

Friday 30th June 2017: 9.45pm till late
Plumgarths, Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) at Plumgarths Gardens (Kendal) for our sixth annual moth event in these attractive gardens. We are hoping to add to the tally of 145 moth species already identified here. On Friday night we identify moths as they arrive, then open the traps on Saturday morning to...


West Midlands: Moth Breakfast

Friday 30th June 2017, 9am-11am
Bodenham Gravel Pit, Bodenham, north of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch at Bodenham Gravel Pit for a Moth Breakfast, organised by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. We will be investigating the moths trapped last night...

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Warwickshire: Field Trip

Saturday 1st July 2017: 11am
Prees Heath BC reserve, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a butterfly walk at Prees Heath Common reserve in Shropshire. It is the only site in the Midlands that supports the Silver-studded Blue butterfly...