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.

Moth Night Event

National Moth Night

9.00 am Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2016,
Various

The theme of National Moth Night this year is Hawk Moths.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Devon: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 12th June 2016: 1.30pm
near Broadclyst, north-east of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk through Ashclyst Forest, where both Small Pearl-bordered and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies should be flying.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join us on this guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat where you can see the Dark Green Fritilary butterfly and later we will look for species like the White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Purple Hairstreak

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, Near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

White Admiral

Devon And Dorset: Field Trip To Ashclyst Forest

Sunday 10th July 2016: 1.30pm
Near Broadclyst, North-east Of Exeter

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches at this extensive forest area. This will be the most likely event of the year to see the magnificent White Admiral butterfly in Devon, with a good chance of photographing Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

Big Butterfly Count Logo

Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Saturday 16th July 2016, 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!

Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

Dorset: A Day On Portland

Sunday 7th August 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Portland Quarries

Join us in exploring two of Portland's quarries

Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse

Saturday 13th August 2016, 11.00am-2.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

A great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 14th August 2016, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat.

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 17th August 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Adonis Blue butterfly.

Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 19th August 2016, 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.

Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse, Near Sturminster Newton

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Dorest: Conservation Action Day At Lankham Bottom

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain this important reserve. Day includes gorse and scrub clearing.

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.