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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.

Cryptic Wood White

Northern Ireland: Cryptic Wood Whites & Butter fly Recording

Saturday 6th May 2017, 11am-1pm
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Meigh, Newry

Everyone is welcome to this informal session in Meigh we've organised to look at the identification of white butterflies and how to record them. The Cryptic Wood White is a butterfly we're keen to find out more about - particularly its distribution, so...

Holly Blue

Northern Ireland: Guided Walk

Saturday 13th May 2017: 10.30am
Warnock's Farm, between Saintfield and Ballynahinch

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on a walk where we shall be looking for Holly Blue and Orange Tip butterflies, with the possibility also of Green Hairstreak...

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Butterfly Monitoring Scheme Workshop In Belfast

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Hannahstown Hill, Hannahstown, Belfast

Join the Branch in Hannahstown and to learn how to record and monitor butterflies. The workshop includes a guided butterfly walk...

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Northern Ireland: Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey Workshop

Saturday 27th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
(location To Be Decided)

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) is a survey designed to capture how butterflies are faring in the wider countryside, outside our nature reserves and species-rich areas. This workshop will...

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Northern Ireland: Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017: 10.30am
Cushleake Mountain, south-east of Ballycastle

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on a visit to Cushleake Mountain, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which has been described as probably the best upland bog that the National Trust owns in the whole of the UK...

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Northern Ireland: Cavehill Big Butterfly Count and Safari

Saturday 15th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Belfast Castle Grounds and Cavehill

Join the Northern Ireland Branch and the Cavehill Conservation Campaign to launch the 2017 Big Butterfly Count. This is a family-friendly morning exploring the grounds below Belfast Castle, before a slightly more strenuous afternoon with highly skilled and experienced local guide Cormac Hamill, exploring the nook sand crannies of Cavehill...


Northern Ireland: Butterflies & Moths at Drumnaph Nature Reserve

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Drumnaph Wood, Maghera

Join the Northern Ireland Branch at Drumnaph Nature Reserve (Maghera, north-west of Antrim). Drumnaph is a collaboration between the Woodland Trust and Carntogher Community Association, consisting of arange of habitats. Conservation grazing, allotment gardening and traditional skills classes are just some of...


Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Join the Northern Ireland Branch, the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and BC Northern Ireland on this visit to the Murlough National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Keel Point. We will be looking for the Grayling butterfly, a species whose cryptic colouring...

Common Blue

Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd September 2017: 10.30am
Magilligan, north of Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Join the Northern Ireland Branch on the Magilligan peninsula, where we hope to see Common Blue, Small Copper, Vanessids and perhaps one or more migrant butterflies...