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

South Wales Moth Trapping

Saturday 6th June to Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve

A series of three events on 6th June, 5th July and 23rd August. Ceredigion Moth Group are keen to recruit more moth recorders and will be showing moths trapped overnight at the RSPB reserve Ynys-hir.

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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

Painted

Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02nd August 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

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West Midlands: Wildlife Trust Butterfly Blitz

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 11am-3pm
Wolseley Centre, near Rugeley

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are running a Big Butterfly Count in conjunction with the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation - come and join us!

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
Hackpen Hill (aka Crowhole Bottom, Devil's Punchbowl), Oxon

Join us on a walk at the Devil's Punchbowl to look for the Chalk Carpet and summer butterflies and a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

Marbled White

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest

A leisurely walk through newly planted areas of forest to see a vivid display of summer butterflies. Target species include Marbled White, skippers and blue and brown butterflies. Handy tips will be provided to help you learn how to identify individual species.

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Big Butterfly Count Family Event!

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30am-0.00am
Next to Mouse Cottage, Steyning.

Please join Butterfly Conservation's Sussex Branch and the Steyning & District Community Partnership for this free, family day out counting butterflies!

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Warwickshire: Alvecote Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015: 11.00am
between Glascote and Polesworth

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a visit to see Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies at this ancient semi-natural woodland.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies Of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
South Lakeland

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

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Dorset: Family Bioblitz Day

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th August 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Join us for this two-day event of moth trapping and guided walks. There will also be a BBQ on the Wednesday and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Northern Ireland: Lúnasa Festival Butterfly Safari

Thursday 6th August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Newry

As part of the Lúnasa Festival and the Big Butterfly Count, we have teamed up with Ring of Gullion to invite you and your family, to join us on a butterfly safari among the rich heritage of the Ring of Gullion area