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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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hambledon Hill, Child Okeford, north-west of Blandford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch on a guided walk on Hambledon Hill near Blandford Forum...

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Stratford Tony Down, south-west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland at Stratford Tony Down in south Wiltshire...

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset & Somerset Branch: Guided Walk - Cerne Giant Hill

Sunday 4th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset

The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for this guided walk over rich chalk downland, where colonies of Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue and Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be found...

Dorset: Butterfly Survey of Hod Hill

Tuesday 6th June 2017, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Hod Hill, Hanford, Blandford Forum

Survey of ancient earthworks: the Dorset Branch, in conjunction with the National Trust, is looking for volunteers to help carry out a thorough survey of the top of Hod Hill near Blandford Forum to assess the population of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly there. Identification training will be given...

Large Blue

Somerset & Dorset Branch: Guided Walk For Large Blue

Saturday 17th June 2017: 11.30am
Green Down, Somerset

The Dorset Branch are joining up with the Somerset Branch for this visit to a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve and one of the key introduction sites for Large Blue. As well as Large Blues, we may see Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Ringlet...

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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...

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth

Guided walk with fine views over Lulworth Cove and a chance to see the Lulworth Skipper and a number of other species...

White Admiral

Dorset And Wiltshire Branches: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmore Estate, Between Sixpenny Handley And Tollard Royal

This guided walk through ancient woodland is a joint event between the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches. A chance to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Lulworth Skipper butterfly.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Piddles Wood

Saturday 15th July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
south of Sturminster Newton

Join the Dorset Branch on our first visit in some time to this ancient woodland south of Sturminster Newton, traditionally a good site for White Admiral and other woodland species...

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views. It's also a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

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Dorset: The Third Great Dorset Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join the Dorset Branch on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse Reserve

Saturday 5th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at the Dorset Branch's Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk On Martin Down

Sunday 13th August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin Down On Dorset/Hampshire Border

Join the Dorset Branch for a search for downland species on the National Nature Reserve including Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and hopefully Adonis Blue...

Grayling

Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 18th August 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Saturday 19th August 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth, DT3

Join us on this visit to some newly created chalk downland habitat, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Fontmell Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Fontmell Near Shaftesbury

Join the Dorset Branch and Wiltshire Branch at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Butterfly Walk on Ballard Down

Sunday 20th August 2017, 11.00am-1.30pm
Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust on a visit to enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down, including the second brood of Adonis Blue...

Wall

Dorset: Guided Walk At Osmington

Friday 25th August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Osmington, east Of Weymouth

Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall...

Peacock

Dorset: Visit Our Stall At The Dorset County Show

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD

Come and find us in the Bee Tent at the top of the field and visit our Information and Display Stall at this busy County show. Children’s activities, live moths and sales.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 24th September 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
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!