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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East Midlands: Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Bingham Linear Park, East Of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip to Bingham Linear Park (east of Nottingham) to see Spring butterflies, including, hopefully, Grizzled Skipper...

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East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm
Cotgrave Forest, south-east of Notttingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

D Skipper

East Midlands: Field Trip 'Pollinator' Day

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-0.30pm
Donisthorpe Woodland Park

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation will be holding a butterfly walk as part of a Pollinator awareness day on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday. Target species for the visit are Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip south-east of Dunstable where we hope to see Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus butterflies...

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East Midlands: Field Trip - Woodside Nature Reserve

Sunday 4th June 2017: 10.00am
Woodside Nature Reserve, Shipley, north of Ilkeston

Join the East Midlands Branch at this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Ilkeston, where we will hopefully see spring/summer butterflies including Dingy Skipper...

D Skipper

East Midlands: Field Trip Pleasley Pit Country Park

Saturday 10th June 2017, 11.15am-2pm
Pleasley Pit Country Park, north-west of Mansfield

Join the East Midlands Branch for a walk in Pleasley Pit Country Park where we hope to see spring butterflies - particularly Dingy Skipper - and early dragonflies...

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

East Midlands: Field Trip Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Essex

Weekend Trip to Essex Target species: Heath Fritillary , White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies - also good for dragonflies.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Field Trip Toton Sidings

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Toton Sidings, Long Eaton, south-west of Nottingham

Join this field trip to an area just north of Long Eaton full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White...

Purple Emperor

East Midlands: Field Trip Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm
Fermyn Woods

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Borders Wood

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm
Borders Wood, Owthorpe, south-east of Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch for a circular walk (approximately 2 miles) using public footpaths and bridleways through Borders Wood, near Owthorpe. We are hoping to see woodland species of butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly Purple Emperor...

Purple Hairstreak

East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 16th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Cotgrave Forest

This was the most popular walk in 2015 possibly because of the presence of Purple Emperor which a few were lucky enough to see. Parking on the roadside verges is not ideal so please consider car sharing if you can.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Field Trip Bagworth Heath Woods Country Park

Tuesday 18th July 2017: 11am
Bagworth Heath Woods Country Park, Coalville, West Of Leicester

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip near Bagworth (west of Leicester), where we hope to see Marbled White and other summer butterflies...

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Wyre Forest

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Wyre Forest

This large forest is designated as a Forest Nature Reserve, much of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and several areas are managed as National Nature Reserves, which include the meadows we will be making for in the valley by the Dowles Brook

Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Hoe Grange Quarry

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hoe Grange Quarry Nature Reserve, Longcliffe, Brassington

You are welcome to the first Open Day for Hoe Grange Quarry, Derbyshire’s first butterfly reserve (near Brassington) on Sunday 23 July, from 11am to 3pm...

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Coombs Dale

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Coombs Dale, Calver, Peak District National Park

Join the East Midlands Branch on a morning's field trip in the Peak District, where we hope to see Dark-green Fritillary, Brown Argus and other summer butterflies..