You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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New members who have joined Butterfly Conservation in the last 12-18 months have are invited to a Welcome Event at Codford Village Hall followed by a guided walk around nearby Cotley Hill. This prominent hill to the East of Warminster is a super place for butterflies.
This chalk grassland site has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and has a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife.
This trip is planned to see, and get familiar with, common and some of the uncommon of our spring butterflies. Bring a packed lunch. Approximate walking distance 5 miles.
This South Wiltshire Group walk will be to look for the Wall Brown and Adonis Blues.
This trip will be to review the state of the reserve in the South West of the County. Marsh Fritillary occurred in good numbers in the past but did poorly in 2014.
This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue and is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire
It has been a while since we have visited Somerford Common as a field trip. The clay soil in this area can be muddy at the best of times so sturdy boots or wellies are recommended if there has been recent rain.
This is a trip to look for the elusive Black Hairstreak.
This is a weekday trip to try and see a couple of our rarer British Butterflies. We will start out at Haddon Hill and then move to Collard Hill in the afternoon.
This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch to explore and do some recording too. If possible, bring a clipboard and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 118 covering the area.
A great FREE family day out. 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 etc.
This is a joint trip with the Dorset Branch. Martin Down National Nature Reserve is worth a visit at any time during the butterfly season.
This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to see and learn to recognise some of our rarer butterflies in the county.
This part of the coast is good for Lulworth Skippers and in a good year attracts various migrants. Bring a packed lunch.
This short trip is an opportunity to explore this wood which is on the border with Somerset..
This walk includes a steep South West facing section of limestone down. This is a quiet mid Summer period for many species but our objective will be to find a White-letter Hairstreak.
South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition): This is a joint trip with the Dorset branch.
South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition): This is a joint trip with the Dorset branch
This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.
This is a re-visit with the Dorset branch to this reserve at the South West corner of the county. This time we are looking for Chalkhill Blue.
There is a strong colony of Silver-spotted Skipper at this location. Depending on the size of the party the afternoon meeting will visit another location looking for Brown Hairstreak.
This visit is to explore one of the walks from the Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire booklet. Bring a packed lunch.
This joint trip with Dorset Branch is targeting good views of Adonis Blue and other high summer species. Bring a packed lunch.