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.

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

Heath Fritillary - Thrift Wood

Somerset And Bristol: Halse Combe Guided Walk

Thursday 9th June 2016: 11.00am
Halse Combe, near Porlock, Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.

Small Copper

Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Guided Walk

Sunday 12th June 2016: 11.00am
north of Wells, in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk 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 and Small Heath.

Marbled White

Somerset And Bristol: Haddon Hill and Haddon Moor

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
near Upton, east of Dulverton, Exmoor

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this moorland edge site above Wimbleball Reservoir, where . Heath Fritillary is the prime species. Haddon Moor is a BC Reserve holding wet grassland with Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Small Heath butterflies, as well as appreciable botanical interest.

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

Ringlet

Somerset and Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016: 11.00am
Bannerdown, Batheaston, north-east of Bath

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this visit this site in the north of Somerset, almost at the county’s border with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to see a local butterfly haunt with many species of butterflies.

White Admiral

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 11.00am
Lords Wood, Near Pensford

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a trip to a private woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies.

Essex Skipper

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Friday 15th July 2016: 11.00am
Carymoor, south-west of Castle Cary

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk where Small Skipper and Essex Skipper butterflies should be plentiful. Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies should also be on the wing in good numbers.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th July 2016: 11.00am
Crook Peak, west of Axbridge

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch for a walk on Crook Peak, which holds a good range of limestone grassland butterfly species with Grayling, Marbled White and Brown Argus numbered amongst them.

Painted

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 23rd July 2016: 11.00am
Steart Marshes, on the Steart Peninsula, by Bridgwater Bay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this exciting new Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve, located between the Severn Estuary and the mouth of the River Parrett.

Grayling

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 27th July 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
Bossington, near Porlock, Minehead

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this rugged coastal site, which has stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir. Our target species is the Grayling butterfly. but other species likely to be present include Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper.

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
Brean Down, south of Weston-super-Mare

At the western end of the Mendips, jutting into the Bristol Channel, the National Trust’s Brean Down can be somewhat windswept at times, but on a good day is an idyllic site. For this walk we will be looking for Chalkhill Blues plus Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus, Grayling, Marbled Whites and other butterfly species as well as some interesting flora.

Common Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 6th August 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
Ubley Warren, between Priddy and Blagdon

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a walk at this ancient lead-working site now owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. It holds both Small and Essex Skipper, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Ringlet butterflies.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 7th August 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
Hatch Hill, the Poldens, south of Street

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this woodland and limestone grassland site, which has a very good range of species and is especially important for its population of Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. Other species of butterflies likely to be flying include Brown Argus, Common Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Chalk Hill Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 13th August 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
Westbury Beacon on the Mendips Scarp, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch at Westbury Beacon, the newest of our reserves, where we are reintroducing grazing after a gap of many years. It is an important site for Chalk Hill Blue butterflies and, in clear weather, the view over the northern Levels and away west to Exmoor is superb.