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.

Duke of Burgundy

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Buckland Wood, east of Wellington

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk in the Blackdown Hills to see butterflies of woodland and flowery grassland with Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper the principal target species of butterfly...

Holly Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 14th May 2017: 11am
Worley Hill, south of Street

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk in the Poldens where we hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies....

Green Hair

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 21st May 2017: 11am
Dolebury Warren, near Churchill and Shipham, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve in the Mendips, which has an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies...

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 11am
BC Stoke Camp Reserve, North Of Draycott, The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset & Somerset Branch: Guided Walk - Cerne Giant Hill

Sunday 4th June 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset

The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for this guided walk over rich chalk downland, where colonies of Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue and Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be found...

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset: Heath Fritillary Walk

Thursday 8th June 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm
Horner Wood Car Park, Horner, TA24 8HY

Join Butterfly Conservation and the National Trust on a walk over Halse Combe to view the Heath Fritillary butterfly.

Somerset: Exmoor Family Camp Out

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th June 2017, 4.00pm-11.00am
Horner Wood, Horner, TA24 8HY

Come camping with Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 11th June 2017: 11am
Mount Fancy Farm BC reserve, the Blackdowns

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Mount Fancy Farm reserve in the Blackdowns, where we hope to see Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood butterflies and two day-flying moths; Chimney Sweeper and Burnet Companion...

Large Blue

Somerset & Dorset Branch: Guided Walk For Large Blue

Saturday 17th June 2017: 11.30am
Green Down, Somerset

The Dorset Branch are joining up with the Somerset Branch for this visit to a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve and one of the key introduction sites for Large Blue. As well as Large Blues, we may see Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Ringlet...

Pearl BF

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 18th June 2017: 11am
Priddy Mineries, near Wells, the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk near Wells, where we hope to see Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Other species on the wing are likely to include Large Skipper, Small Copper, Common Blue, Small Heath butterflies and Chimney Sweeper moths...

Small Heath

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 21st June 2017: 11am
Haddon Hill & Haddon Moor, Upton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Haddon Hill, a moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where Heath Fritillary is the prime species. We also hope to find Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath here, amongst others. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland, with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and appreciable botanical interest...