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.

Duke of Burgundy

Somerset And Bristol: Buckland Wood Guided Walk

Sunday 8th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
south-east of Wellington in the Blackdown Hills

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Forestry Commission reserve, managed by BC and the Neroche Project under a HLS Grant. See butterflies of woodland and flowery grassland, with Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies the principal target species.

Holly Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Worley Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
south of Street in the Poldens

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this private reserve managed by the J&F Clark Trust and Millfield School. We hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Dolebury Warren Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
between Churchill and Shipham in the Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve including 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.

Orange Tip

Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Farm Reserve Walk

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
The Blackdown Hills, between Taunton and Chard

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their reserve, where we hope to see Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood, plus possibly Holly Blue and Common Blues butterflies.

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.