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.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 27th January 2017: 9.30am
Stratford Tony Down, Coombe Bissett, south-east of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on a work party clearing tree seedlings and scrub to improve part of this extensive area of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire.

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Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 29th January 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 4th February 2017, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In West Dorset And Portland

Saturday 18th February 2017, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Toller Porcorum, west of Maiden Newton

All are welcome to this presentation of the results of butterfly recording in West Dorset in 2016. Please come along as well if you might be interested in taking part in the monitoring in 2017.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Perryfields Quarry Reserve, Portland

Join the Dorset Branch on their annual visit to control scrub re-growth and open up new areas for butterflies on their Perryfields Quarry Reserve on Portland.

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th February 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 3rd March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2016 and plans for the 2017 campaign.

Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 5th March 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2016 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.

Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 14th March 2017, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk by Mark Spencer - Dorset Butterflies and Their Relationship with Their Environment

Dorset:Talk On Butterfly Trends In North Dorset

Friday 17th March 2017, 7.30pm-10.00pm
East Stour Village Hall, near Gillingham

All are welcome to hear reports on 2016 recording (casual, website, Wider Countryside and garden recording) and plans for the 2017 campaign.

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 26th March 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.