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.

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.

Guided Walk Event Logo

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.

Common Blue

Cornwall: Kynance Cove

Sunday 7th August 2016: 11am
near the Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, and many more species.

Clouded Yellow

Cornwall: Gwenapp Head and Porthgwarra

Sunday 14th August 2016: 10.30am
St Levan, near Land's End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location, which boasts an abundance of butterflies, including Grayling, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath and many more. You might also spot a Chough!