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.

Long-tailed Blue female

Highlands And Islands: Landmark Butterfly House

Saturday 29th April 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
Landmark Forest Park, Carrbridge

A new Tropical Butterfly House has opened at this very popular family adventure venue. We will get a “behind the scenes” look at the running of the facility.

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Highlands And Islands: Kentish Glory Weekend

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May 2017, 7.30pm-11.30am
RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh

This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest.

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Friday 12th May 2017, 10.10am-3.00pm
Hermitage Of Braid LNR, Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Hermitage of Braid Local Nature Reserve to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Craigmillar

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Craigmillar to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Glasgow And SW Scotland Branch Members Meeting & Branch AGM

Saturday 13th May 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Chatelherault Country Park Lecture Theatre, Hamilton ML3 7UE

Please join the Glasgow And SW Scotland Branch at our Members Meeting and Branch AGM. We will be holding guided butterfly walks around the grounds, providing interesting talks on the butterflies and moths found across the region and there will be a raffle and tea and coffee available! Tea and coffee will also be available and we will be holding a raffle too!

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Friday 19th May 2017, 10.10am-3.00pm
Linlithgow Canal Centre, Linlithgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Linlithgow to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Bo'ness, Stirlingshire

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Bo'ness to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

D Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Glen Orrin Butterfly Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Glen Orrin, West Of Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. Following a third season of scrub clearing by local branch volunteers, we would like you to join us and hopefully see the fruits of your labours!

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Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Drumpellier Country Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Orange Tip

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10am-3pm
Water Of Leith visitor centre, Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Edinburgh's Water of Leith to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Green Veined White

Scotland: Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop

Thursday 25th May 2017, 10am-3pm
Greenock

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Greenock to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Butterfly Walk

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Whether the trip will be run on the Saturday or the Sunday will be decided nearer the time, dependent on the weather forecast. Please phone Mark a few days beforehand for the final decision.

D Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Ardersier Butterfly Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Ardersier Common

We’ll have a walk around the Ardersier Common area looking for Small Blue. Other species could include Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

Puss moth caterpillar

Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Tomintoul

There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.

Meadow Browns

Highlands And Islands: River Averon Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th July 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
Ballavoulen, north-west of Alness

This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.

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Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Join us and help to restore this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small tree seedlings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

Grayling

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre (Arsaig), where we will gather for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach) to look for...

Essex Skipper

Glasgow And SW Scotland: Golden Skippers Butterfly Walk

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birkshaw Forest Nr Lockerbie, Irongate Road DG11 1

The Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch invite all to this butterfly walk in the Birkshaw Forest, where we hope to see Essex Skipper and possibly Small & Large Skipper butterflies.

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This is a beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie), covering identification of moths along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. We will look through moth traps run the night before. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50 RSPB Members £10

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.00am-2.00pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps at RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. Apart from DBB, lots of other moths will be seen.

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Highlands And Islands: Seed Collecting Workshop

Saturday 26th August 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Talla nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie

This practical workshop will look at how to gather, store and propagate seed. We will meet at Talla nan Ros for an introduction before travelling out in shared cars to RSPB Insh Marshes and Newtonmore for seed collection. Then returning to Talla nan Ros for the rest of the workshop.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Magic

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

A look through moth traps run the night before at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie). Please note: there is a charge for this event. Adults £5, RSPB members £3.

Polmaily Scrub Clearance Team

Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling un-cleared areas.

Green Hair

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.