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.

Wood White

Northern Ireland: Butterfly Conservation Stand @ Omagh Show

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.00am-5.00pm
Omagh Show, 3 Gillygooley Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT78 5LZ

Come and find Butterfly Conservation’s stand at the Omagh Show... we’ll be promoting the upcoming Big Butterfly Count which runs 15th July - 7th August this year. Come and ‘have a go’ at moth identification and hear about the life cycle of our butterflies and moths and what you can do to help them in your garden or on the farm. There’ll be advice on how to garden for Lepidopteras, we’ll be promoting our ‘Pots for Pollinators’ initiative and there’ll be fun colouring-in fact sheets for young keen naturalists.

Child with butterfly

Northern Ireland: Hats Off to Forthill!

Friday 22nd July 2016, 2pm-5pm
Forthill Park, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 6AJ

We’re going to help Fermanagh & Omagh District Council celebrate this gem of a town park and identify all the butterflies we can find and help you record the species you see in your own garden. We’ll be letting you know how you can get involved in our family-friendly survey, the Big Butterfly Count and there’ll be an opportunity to ‘have a go’ at moth identification. There’ll be some fun colouring-in fact sheets and lots to learn about our lovely Lepidoptera!

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Northern Ireland: Butterfly Conservation Stand @ Clogher Valley Show

Wednesday 27th July 2016, 10am-5pm
Clogher Valley Show, Augher, Co. Tyrone, BT77 0BD

Come and find Butterfly Conservation’s stand at the Clogher Valley Show. We’ll be promoting all-things butterflies and moths along with Butterfly Conservation’s ‘Pot for Pollinators’ initiative. Come and ‘have a go’ at moth identification and hear about the life cycle of our butterflies and moths and what you can do to help them in your garden or on the farm. There’ll be plenty of advice on how to garden for Lepidopteras and there’ll be fun colouring-in fact sheets for young keen naturalists. We’re keen to hear about your sightings and observations too!

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Earlsgift Wood

Saturday 30th July 2016: 10.30am
Earlsgift Wood, Donemana, County Tyrone

These two woodlands are seldom visited by BCNI and are certainly under-recorded in terms of lepidoptera.

Dark Green Fritillary

Northern Ireland: Kilbrannish Wood

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August 2016, 11.30am-5.00pm
Kilbrannish Wood, County Carlow

Join our third joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation Ireland in the Lepidopteran rich Kilbranish Wood

Peacock

Northern Ireland: Kilcoan Gardens

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 10.30am
Kilcoan Gardens, Islandmagee

Join us in search of some migrant moths in the beautiful Kilcoan Gardens