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.

 

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.

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Dartmoor Woodland Festival Lectures

Saturday 6th May 2017, 9.45am-4.00pm
Dartmoor National Park Meeting Room, Parke, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ

A day of fascinating short talks from leading researchers and scientists celebrating the diverse woodlands of Dartmoor. Butterfly Conservation will be there introducing their new project 'All the Moor Butterflies'.

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Devon: Pearl-bordered Fritillary Workshop

Thursday 11th May 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Woodland Centre, East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve

A practical workshop focused on providing you with the knowledge and skills to be able to survey for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies. No previous knowledge or skills required!

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
Haldon Forest nr Exeter

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 27th May 2017, 1.30pm-4.00pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen Nr. Newton Abbot

Join us at at Orley Common (near Newton Abbot), which is a site for Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper and many other butterflies...

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Devon: Exmoor Alive! Event

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Lynmouth Manor Green

Come along and celebrate Exmoors' health and wellbeing qualities. Learn how you can make the most of the National Park with a variety of activities to get involved with on the day.

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Devon: Marsh Fritillary Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Langaford Farm Charitable Trust, Dartmoor

Join us on a guided walk to see Marsh fritillary butterflies at this peaceful setting on Dartmoor.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 4th June 2017: 1.00pm
DWT Meeth Quarry, Near Hatherleigh

Join the Devon Branch at Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh for a walk looking for Wood White, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak - and possibly Wall - butterflies, plus lots of day-flying moths...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11.00am
Lydford Old Railway Reserve

Join the Devon Branch at Lydford Old Railway Reserve on a walk looking for the rare Heath Fritillary. (BC members only).

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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...

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Devon: The Meadow Makers' Conference

Saturday 1st July 2017, 9.30am-5.30pm
Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor

The first Meadow Makers’ Conference aims to bring together all those who love wildflower meadows with top wildlife and meadow experts for an inspirational day of talks.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 2nd July 2017: 10.30am
Soar

Join the Devon Branch for a coastal walk past Middle Soar cottages, east to Bolt Head (about 1.5 miles) returning via Starehole Bay and Overbeck House.

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Devon: Field Trip

Wednesday 5th July 2017: 1.00pm
Bircham Valley LNR Nr. Plymouth

Join us at Bircham Valley LNR for a walk looking for Marbled White, Common Blues, Small and Large Skipper ….

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Devon: Field Trip

Saturday 8th July 2017: 11.00am
Aish Tor Nr Poundsgate

Join the Devon Branch for a walk at Aish Tor looking for High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries.

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2017, 9.00pm-1.00pm
Dunsdon

Join the Devon Branch for a moth trapping and butterfly walk with leaders Barry Henwood, Jenny Evans & Steve Threlkeld.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Heddon Valley, North Devon

Explore this rich butterfly habitat, which is one of the best High Brown Fritillary sites in north Devon...

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Friday 14th July 2017, 9.00pm-0.00am
Andrew's Wood, Loddiswell, nr Kingsbridge

A moth trapping evening near Kingsbridge with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11.00am
Goat Island And Undercliffs Nr. Seaton

Join the Devon Branch for a butterfly walk through the complex of “off piste” pathways through the Undercliffs to arrive at Goat Island.

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Devon: National Play Day @ Castle Drogo

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Piddledown Common, Castle Drogo

Come along for an afternoon of fun, games and butterfly spotting in celebration of National Play Day!

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 5th August 2017: 9.00am
Yarner Wood, East Dartmoor NNR Nr. Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch to examine moth traps set the previous evening, with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood.

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 20th August 2017: 11.00am
Fontmell Down Nr. Shaftesbury Dorset

Join the Devon Branch on a butterfly walk with the hope of seeing the rare Silver-spotted Skipper as well as …

Devon: Exmoor Family Camp Out

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017, 4.00pm-11.00am
Heddon's Mouth, EX31 4PY

Come and join Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends for an evening of camping and activities in the wilds of Exmoor.