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.

South Wales: Moth Trapping

Late May to early September 2015
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Glamorgan.

Three or four Moth Trapping events will be held, exact dates to be confirmed

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Friday 22nd May 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Carnforth, Lancashire

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cumbria Branch on this trip to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly and others at Warton Crag.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glenmarksie

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.30am
Glenmarksie

A walk mostly on tracks with some short steep uphill sections. Through woodland to the open hillside where both PB and Small PB Fritillary have been recorded.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 9.30am-4.00pm
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire

Come and join us in the morning looking for the Duke of Burgundy & Grizzled Skipper, and later, elsewhere, for the Small Blue.

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Devon: Moth Night

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 8.30pm
Hazelwood Farm, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on this joint event with the Devon Moth Group. The location we are visiting has some 40+ species, including the Lunar Thorn, Water Carpet, Puss moth and Barred Umber.

Small Blue

Somerset And Bristol: Mendips Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015
Dolebury Warren, Near Churchill In The Mendips

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this butterfly walk at an Avon Wildlife Trust reserve, which boasts an Iron Age Hill Fort and rich butterfly fauna.

New Members Day In South Wilts

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10am-3.00pm
Codford Village Hall , Cotley Hill

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.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Mabie Forest Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.45am
Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB

A walk to hopefully see Pearl-bordered Fritillary & whatever else is on the wing.

Scotland's Big Nature Festival

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th May 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Levenhall Links, Musselburgh

Come and visit our stand at the Scottish Nature Festival / Birdfair to find out what we are up to this year.

Green Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Grangelands NR, Lower Cadsden, Bucks

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies on chalk downland.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 24th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Stonepit Field, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us on a field trip looking for the Small Blue and other grassland butterflies.

Green Hairstreak

West Midlands: Wyre Forest Butterfly Trail & Walk

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Bewdley, Worcestershire

Join the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation on this celebratory guided walk to mark the end of Butterfly Conservation’s' Reconnecting the Wyre' project.

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Marsh Fritillary Day At The Lizard

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Predannack, The Lizard, Near Mullion

Join the Cornwall Branch on this guided walk on the Lizard searching for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

Devon Members-Only Event At Lydford Old Railway

Sunday 24th May 2015: 1.00pm
Lydford, Okehampton, Devon

Members of Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch are being invited on a day out to the Lydford Old Railway Reserve, which is home to what is probably the only colony of Heath Fritillary in the county.

East Midlands Field Trip - Asfordby Hill

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Asfordby Hill/Brown's Hill Quarry & Holwell Mineral Line (Leicestershire)

Join us on a training event for identification of spring butterflies including Dingy & Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak, so very useful for new members.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 27th May 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Come and join us to help keep Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve neat & tidy for the Summer! We'd be grateful for your help.

Suffolk - NT Bioblitz

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th May 2015, 0.00pm-0.00pm
Dunwich Heath

Includes butterfly walks and moth trapping. Details on the Bristol Natural History Consortium website http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/national-trust-dunwich-heath-24hour-bioblitz/

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Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

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Somerset And Bristol: Moths At Mount Fancy Farm

Thursday 28th May 2015: 9.00am
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch to look through moth traps set the night before and to enjoy a guided walk around the reserve.