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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Cornwall: Poldice Field Trip

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
near St Day, Redruth

A walk through disused mining sites in the Poldice Valley area to search for a small, well-camouflaged butterfly that loves bare ground: the Dingy Skipper. This butterfly is a conservation priority species that is becoming increasingly rare in Cornwall.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Predannack Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
near Mullion, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard. We’ll be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly.

Green Hair

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm
near St Agnes, north of Redruth

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm
near Luckett, north of Callington

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

Orange Tip

Cornwall: Open Farm Day

Saturday 18th June 2016: 2.00pm
north-west of Looe

Philip (Chair of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides.

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Cornwall: Moth Night At Wheal Busy

Saturday 25th June 2016: 9.00pm
near Chacewater, south-east of St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch on this moth night. Moth specialist Adrian Spalding will be leading the event and setting moth traps.

Silver-studded Blue

Cornwall: Upton Towans Butterfly Walk

Tuesday 5th July 2016: 11.00am
between Hayle and Gwithian

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex, which is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

Marbled White

Cornwall: Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
near Rame Head, south of Kingsand

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here, with the help of pheromone lures.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Cornwall: Luxulyan Valley Walk and Picnic

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
north-east of St Austell

Join the Cornwall Branch of BC, the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Friends of Fowey Estuary for a joint walk in the valley and picnic in the paddocks.

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Cornwall: Wildflowers and Butterflies of Penhale

Saturday 23rd July 2016: 10.30am
near Cubert, south of Newquay

Join the Cornwall Branch and the Cornwall Botanical Group for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, not normally open to the public. Led by botanist Ian Bennallick and accompanied by Dave Thomas.

Grayling

Cornwall: Newlyn Downs

Sunday 24th July 2016: 1.00pm
near St Newlyn East, east of Perranporth

Join the Cornwall Branch on this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). We’ll be searching for Grayling butterflies, Bog Bush-crickets, Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies and much more.

Purple Hairstreak

Cornwall: Godolphin Woods

Sunday 31st July 2016: 1.30pm
near Godolphin Cross, between Hayle and Helston

Join the Cornwall Branch on an interesting walk through Godolphin Woods. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera, with the target species being the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.