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.

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

A chance to see Silver-studded Blue in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

Wood White

West Midlands: Help The Wood White Butterfly

Monday 27th June 2016: 11.00am
Bury Ditches, Lydbury North, Shropshire

Join Butterfly Conservation on this free training event to learn more about the Wood White butterfly and how you can help secure its future in the West Midlands.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Toton Sidings Field Trip

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 10am-1pm
between Derby and Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with the Derby Natural History Society for a 2-3 hour walk around the Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Toton Sidings. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White.

Blue

Work Party - Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 29th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve for the Summer ahead!

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Meadow Brown

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Whitmoor Common

Thursday 30th June 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm
GU3 3RN, SU987542

Francis Kelly

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West Midlands: Moth Night

Friday 1st July 2016: 9pm
Stone, south of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a moth night at the Stone Meadows Local Nature Reserve (LNR) - all welcome!

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Yorkshire: Deepdale Meadow

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.30am
Deepdale, Dalby Forest

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

High Brown Fritillary

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

This is one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in 2016.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

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.

Chequered Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Fort William Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Fort William, Nevis Range

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a walk that will take us through mixed woodland habitat to a large open area noted for its butterflies and hopefully some day-flying moths. The very rare Chequered Skipper has been recorded in this area though at this date is almost past its flight time.

Purple Hairstreak

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, south of Westhay

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

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Upper Thames New Members' Day

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.00am-4.30pm
Benson, Oxon

New and recently joined members of the Upper Thames Branch are invited to the New Members' Day. This is an opportunity to meet other branch members, to find out more about butterfly and moth conservation, our events and how you can become involved.

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Lincolnshire Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Deepdale, North Yorkshire

This Field Trip to Deepdale, North Yorkshire, to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, will be on Saturday, 2nd July or Sunday, 3rd July 2016 if the weather on the Saturday is poor.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.