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.

Field Trip: Martin Down

Saturday 11th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Martin Down

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.

Field Trip: Bentley Wood

Thursday 16th July 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm
Bentley Wood

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to see and learn to recognise some of our rarer butterflies in the county.

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Field Trip: Burning Cliff

Friday 17th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ringstead Bay, Dorset

This part of the coast is good for Lulworth Skippers and in a good year attracts various migrants. Bring a packed lunch.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Field Trip: Black Dog Woods

Saturday 18th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Frome

This short trip is an opportunity to explore this wood which is on the border with Somerset..

White-Letter Hairstreak

Field Trip: Danks Down

Sunday 19th July 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
near Ford, west of Chippenham

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.

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Wiltshire & Dorset Branch: Butterflies Of Stonedown Wood

Saturday 25th July 2015, 11.00am-3.45pm
near Sixpenny Handley, south-west of Salisbury

Please join the Wiltshire Branch and Dorset Branch on this joint walk in South Wiltshire, focusing on Butterfly Recognition and summer woodland butterflies.

Chalk Hill Blue

Field Trip: Clearbury Down

Saturday 8th August 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
near Downton, south of Salisbury

This is a really good site for the Chalkhill Blue.

Field Trip: Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

Saturday 15th August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Win Green (Ashcombe Bottom)

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.

Field Trip: Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

Sunday 16th August 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire)

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.

Field Trip: Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

Saturday 22nd August 2015, 11.00am-3.30pm
Beacon Hill & Oliver’s Castle

This visit is to explore one of the walks from the Butterfly Walks in Wiltshire booklet. Bring a packed lunch.

Field Trip: Ballard Down (Dorset)

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ballard Down (Dorset)

This joint trip with Dorset Branch is targeting good views of Adonis Blue and other high summer species. Bring a packed lunch.