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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Marsh Frit

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.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Sunday 14th May 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on a visit to newly created chalk downland habitat just north of Weymouth, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

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Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 20th 8pm to Sunday 21st May 2017, 1pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, north-west of Bladford Forum

Join the Dorset Branch in celebrating spring moths, the Dawn Chorus and butterflies at our Alners Gorse reserve in north Dorset...

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk - Ballard Down

Sunday 21st May 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Ballard Down, Swanage, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on a walk along the lower slopes of Ballard Down to enjoy this chalk downland site with its stunning views and the spring flowers...

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Cashmoor Down

Thursday 25th May 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Cashmoor, north-east of Blandford

Join the Dorset Branch near Blandford on a guided walk to see spring butterflies...

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.

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.

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!

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.

Dorset: The Third Great Dorset Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th 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.

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.

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.

Dorset: Guided Walk On Martin Down

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

Join Dorset Branch for a search for downland species on the National Nature Reserve including Silver-spotted Skipper.

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.