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: 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 & Wiltshire: 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: Guided Walk - Morden Bog NNR

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Morden Bog, Wareham Forest

Join the Dorset Branch on a visit to see butterflies and dragonflies in Wareham Forest. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Dorset: Exploratory Walk On Hambledon Hill

Thursday 3rd August 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Child Okeford, North-west Of Blandford Forum

Join us on this guided butterfly walk on Hambledon Hill and take part in the Big Butterfly Count while you are here!

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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 our Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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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.

Lulworth Skipper

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 12th August 2017: 11am
Ballard Down, near Swanage, Dorset

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this trip to Ballard Down in Dorset to look for summer migrants and familiarise yourself with downland butterflies. If the season isn’t too advanced, there's a chance of seeing the odd Lulworth Skipper...

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 Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

Join the Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire Branches 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!

Marsh Frit

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 1st October 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.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 15th October 2017, 9.30am-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.