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.

Adonis Blue

Wiltshire: Chickengrove Bottom and Knowle Hill

Thursday 26th May 2016: 10.30am
south of Broad Chalke

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a recording exercise on these two sites on the south-west Wiltshire chalk, where we we hope to find a good range of Spring butterfly species. Chickengrove Bottom is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI ) bordering Vernditch Chase.

Brown Argus

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Sidbury Hill

Saturday 28th May 2016: 11.00am
north of Tidworth

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this chalk grassland site, which has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife. We hope to see Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

Small Blue

Wiltshire: Butterfly Walk on Winterbourne Down

Saturday 4th June 2016: 11.00am
west of Newton Tony, south Wiltshire

Join the Wiltshire branch on a walk to look for Small Blue butterflies, which had a good season on this site last year.

Field Trip: Pewsey Downs

Saturday 11th June 2016: 11.00am
Pewsey Downs

Butterfly and moth walk at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve led by staff and volunteers from Natural England. This will be a circular walk to visit exceptional chalk downland on Tan and Milk Hill with spectacular views across the Vale of Pewsey and a wide range of butterflies, birds, moths and wildflowers. Weather allowing the walk will begin with a chance to see moth species trapped the night before as part of National Moth Night.

Field Trip: Imber Range on SPTA

Sunday 19th June 2016, 11.00am-4.00pm
Imber Range On SPTA

Imber Conservation Group have kindly invited the Branch to visit the SPTA on Sunday 19th June 2016. We will meet at Imber church (ST965484) at 10.30am for an 11.00 hours start and will finish by 4pm, but members may leave earlier if they want to. Whilst on the ground we are required to keep together, so our walking will be guided by members of Imber Conservation Group, who will provide guides for a round of walks before lunch and a second round after lunch.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

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.

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: Great Ridge Wood Field Trip

Saturday 16th July 2016: 10.00am

Join the Wiltshire Branch revisiting this locality, which proved to be good for Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak and other woodland butterflies in 2014.

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.

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.

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.