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.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Ketton Quarry

Saturday 10th May 2014: 10am
Ketton Quarry (Leicestershire)

Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2014. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 18th May 2014; 10am
Bingham Linear Park (Nottinghamshire)

East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species spring butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Hicks Lodge

Saturday 24th May 2014; 10am
Hicks Lodge, Willesley Woodside (Leicestershire)

In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This first visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Barnstone Cutting

Sunday 25th May 2014; 10am
Barnstone to Grantham Canal (Nottinghamshire)

Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for Grizzled Skippers.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Bevercotes Nature Reserve

Sunday 8th June 2014; 10.30am
Bevercotes Nature Reserve (Nottinghamshire)

A 2 mile walk around the old spoil heaps of Bevercotes pit. The site is a haven for wildlife with open rides and mixed woodland plantations. Target Species: Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Mother Shipton.

East Midlands Branch Annual Weekend Away

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June 2014
Somerset

The East Midlands Branch annual weekend away this year visits Somerset. Target species include Large Blue, Glanville Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Marbled White.

East Midlands BranchField Trip to Hicks Lodge

Sunday 29th June 2014; 10am
Hicks Lodge, Willesley Woodside (Leicestershire)

In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This second visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.

East Midlands Field Trip to Coombs Dale

Tuesday 1st July 2014; 10am
Coombs Dale (Derbyshire)

Mid-week field trip visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Coombs Dale, searching for Dark-Green Fritillary & Brown Argus.

East Mildlands Field Trip to Fermyn Woods

Sunday 13th July 2014; 9.30am
Fermyn Woods (Northamptonshire)

Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Home to Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Hicks Lodge

Saturday 19th July 2014; 10am
Hicks Lodge, Willesley Woodside (Leicestershire)

NEW MEMBERS WALK An event specifically to welcome new members to the branch, but everyone is invited. There will be help particularly with identification. The third field trip for 2014 to Hicks Lodge on the look out for the summer species.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 20th July 2014; 11am
Cotgrave Forest (Nottinghamshire)

Since our last trip to this site in 2010, the Dark Green Fritillary has become established in Cotgrave Forest. The Silver Washed Fritillary was also seen there in 2013 as well as many other sightings in the vicinity.

East Midlands Banch Field Trip to Toton Fields LNR

Thursday 24th July 2014; 10am
Toton Sidings (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Longstone Edge

Sunday 17th August 2014; 10.30am
Longstone Edge (Derbyshire)

The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.