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.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

Child with butterfly

Wiltshire: Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 11.30am
Lower Westwood, Bradford-on-Avon

All welcome at this great FREE family day out, with guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale and more.

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Wiltshire: Chase Woods

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
just north of Sixpenny Handley

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore this mixed woodland that straddles both counties.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 9th July 2016: 8.45pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Black Dog Woods Guided Walk

Thursday 14th July 2016: 11.00am
between Westbury and Frome

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a short trip for an opportunity to explore this wood on the border with Somerset. We hope to see Silver-washed Fritillaries and other woodland butterflies.

Purple Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Purple Hairstreak Watch

Thursday 14th July 2016: 6.15pm
Clanger Wood, betweeen Westbury and Trowbridge

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a leisurely level walk along the main ride looking for Purple Hairstreaks and other butterflies still active in the evening.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Wiltshire: Great Ridge Wood

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.00am
between Dinton and Wylye, west of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch revisiting this locality which proved to be good for Silver-washed Fritillaries, Purple Hairstreaks and other woodland butterflies in 2014. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Small Heath

Wiltshire: The Coombes, Hinton Parva

Sunday 24th July 2016: 11.00am
between Wanborough and Bishopstone, east of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a summertime walk to look for grassland-loving butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Dark Green Fritillary

Wiltshire: Knowle Hill (Broad Chalke)

Thursday 28th July 2016: 11.00am
south-east of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on their second visit to this area of grassland on the south-west Wiltshire chalk, where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillaries and other summer species of butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Wiltshire: Heaven’s Gate, Longleat

Saturday 6th August 2016: 10am
Longleat, near Warminster

Join the Wiltshire Branch for a butterfly walk around the extensive woodlands of the Longleat Estate. We shall be walking down to Shearwater and back, which is approximately 3 miles.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 13th August 2016: 8pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

Brown Hairstreak

Dorset And Wiltshire: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse

Saturday 13th August 2016, 11am-2pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire branches on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at the Dorset Branch's Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset And Wiltshire: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 14th August 2016, 11am-4pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches for a guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat. Martin Down National Nature Reserve (NNR) is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season. We hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and, hopefully, second-brood Adonis Blue butterflies.

Adonis Blue

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 20th August 2016: 10.30am
Shipton Bellinger & Boscombe Down, south of Tidworth

Join the Wiltshire Branch in the morning at Shipton Bellinger; this area on the edge of the plain is supposed to be a good place for looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies. After lunch we shall move to nearby Boscombe Down, to look for Adonis Blue butterflies.

Chalk Hill Blue

Wiltshire: Fontmell Down

Sunday 21st August 2016: 11am
Spread Eagle Hill, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury

This south-facing steep downland in Dorset still holds a good colony of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies. We also hope to see Chalk Hill Blue and Adonis Blue butterflies.

Small Copper

Wiltshire: Park Bottom Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 11am
Great Bottom, Stockton, Warminster

Join this South Wiltshire Group walk to see Small Copper, Comma, Common Blue and Adonis Blue butterflies.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 10th September 2016: 7pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.