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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Lincolnshire: Work Party & Big Butterfly Count

Wednesday 27th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Butterfly Garden, near Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch on a work party day at Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney, to tidy up the Butterfly Garden ready for the Open Day and AGM. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Upper Thames Work Party

Thursday 28th July 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom, Oxon

Join us for a ragwort-pulling session on our own reserve. We start at 10am and work for up to three hours.

Brown Hairstreak

West Midlands: Blackthorn Bash (am) and Butterfly Walk (pm)

Sunday 7th August 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Grafton Flyford, Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for scrub bashing in the morning at a private woodland near Grafton, followed by an afternoon walk in search of Brown Hairstreak butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Upper Thames Work Party

Tuesday 9th August 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom, Oxon

Join us for a ragwort-pulling session on our own reserve. We start at 10am and work for up to three hours.

White Admiral

Work Party - Southrey Wood Nr Bardney

Wednesday 10th August 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

A Summer Work Party to generally manage the woodland including upkeep of the rides and footpaths. All help very welcome!

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Lincolnshire: Work Party

Wednesday 24th August 2016, 2pm-4pm
Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve, near Bardney

Do join us for an afternoon tidying up our Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve. This is one of a series of work parties to maximise the habitat for butterflies.

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 17th September 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling uncleared areas.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10am-4pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

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Dorest: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain this important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a work party at this very important site for the internationally scarce Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.