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.

Marbled White

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

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

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Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Saturday 18th July 2015, 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: Wild Sunday

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Avon Heath Country Park

Interested in moths? Join the Dorset Branch to see what species get caught in the overnight moth trap and join them on a butterfly walk where there will be a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: Guided Walk On The Fleet

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
The Fleet Nature Reserve

Join the Dorset Branch on this search for the Lulworth Skipper Butterfly on the Fleet! It is also a great opportunity to take part in a Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: Lankham Bottom Family Bioblitz Day

Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve

Join the Dorset Branch on one or both days of this event, which includes a BBQ, moth trapping and guided butterfly walks. Ideal for beginners and new members!

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
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: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02ndAugust 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

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

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Dorset: Family Bioblitz Day

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th August 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Join us for this two-day event of moth trapping and guided walks. There will also be a BBQ on the Wednesday and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Chalk Hill Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk, Win Green

Saturday 15th August 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
near Tollard Royal

Guided walk along the Wiltshire / Dorset border, where it's hoped we will see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk on Fontmell Down

Sunday 16th August 2015, 11am-3.30pm
Fontmell near Shaftesbury

Join the Dorset and Devon Branches at this joint event to search for Silver-spotted Skipper on this superb downland site.

Adonis Blue

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 19th August 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth

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