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.

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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

Brown Argus

Devon: Orley Common Butterfly Walk

Saturday 29th August 2015: 1.30pm
Orley Common, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot

Join the Devon Branch on this trip to find the Brown Argus butterfly.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Discovering Moths

Saturday 29th August 2015, 2.00pm-10.30pm
Epping Forest Field Centre, Loughton, Essex

This one-day course run by the Field Studies Council is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge. It provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. With around 800 species of larger moth in the UK there is plenty of variety from brightly coloured distinctive species to those that are smaller, browner and more challenging to identify!

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Northern Ireland: Lepidoptera Of Larchfield Estate

Saturday 29th August 2015: 10.00am
Hillsborough Forest Car Park

Explore the Lepidoptera of Larchfield Estate. Meet 10am at Hillsborough Forest Park car park, for onward travel to Larchfield (car sharing encouraged). Moths traps will be set the previous night and opened on Saturday morning.

Bog Squad Workparty,Langlands Moss LNR

Sunday 30th August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
N South Lanarkshire, Just Outside East Kilbride

We are continuing our work here with the fantastic Friends of Langlands Moss to help keep the bog nice and wet for rare species. The work will involve ditch blocking

Brown Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Noar Hill and Selborne Co

Sunday 30th August 2015: 10.30am
Newton Valence (east of Selborne)

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch in seeking the elusive Brown Hairstreak butterfly and other interesting invertebrates in the set‐aside fields on the north-east side of Noar Hill in the morning. In the afternoon, we will search out blackthorn hedges for possible signs of Brown Hairstreak on Selborne Common.

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Brown Hairstreak Hunt

Sunday 30th August 2015, 11.30am-2.30pm
Preston Down Nr. Paignton

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on their Brown Hairstreak Hunt at Preston Down

Brown Hairstreak

West Midlands: Brown Hairstreak Open Day

Sunday 30th August 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Grafton Flyford, east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for a morning walk to see Brown Hairstreak butterflies, followed by refreshments at the village hall.

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Wiltshire: Field Trip to Winspit

Sunday 30th August 2015: 11.00am
Worth Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on the Dorset coast to look for late summer butterflies.

Upper Thames Field Trip

Sunday 30th August 2015: 11.00am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

A walk to see what has survived the summer.

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Gloucestershire: Nottingham Hill

Sunday 30th August 2015, 2.00pm-5.00pm
east of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk on this hill fort to see the Wall butterfly.

Merrow/Pewley Downs

Tuesday 1st September 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Guildford GU1 2QP, TQ022499

Surrey branch field trip

Lancashire Netted Carpet Moth - Larval Count

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th September 2015
Various

The Netted Carpet moth (Eustroma reticulatum) is confined in the UK to the Lake District and two sites in the extreme north of Lancashire (with just a possibility of residual colonies in mid-Wales). Its larvae feed only on Touch-me-not-Balsam (Impatiens noli-tangere), itself a nationally scarce plant. Thus conservation of this moth also involves conservation of its food plant

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Glasgow Botanics Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 4th September 2015, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Come along and find out why and how we trap and record moths. Also find out about bats from the Clyde Bat Group.

Brown Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Lower Moor Farm & Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-2.30pm
south of Cirencester

Join the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Branches on this end of season joint field trip to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Brown Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
south of Cirencester, near Kemble

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on an end of season joint field trip with the Wiltshire Branch to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies at these Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves.

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South Wales: Leaf Mining Moths ID Training Course

Saturday 5th September 2015, 10am-4pm
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

Join us in the Ysgol Natur classroom at the Welsh Wildlife Centre for this Leaf-mining moth identification training course.

Brown Argus

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Old Winchester Hill NNR

Sunday 6th September 2015: 10.30am
south-east of Warnford

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on this steep-sided, wildflower‐rich chalk downland, where we hope to see Adonis Blue, Silver-­spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Dorset: Dorset County Show

Sunday 6th September 2015
Dorchester Showground

Join the Dorset Branch in the Bee Tent at the top of the field and visit our Information and Display Stall at the busy Dorset County Show. There will be children’s activities, live moths and Sales.

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Gloucestershire: National Moth Night

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Various Sites

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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South Wales: National Moth Night 2015

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Crymlyn Bog, Swansea

Join the South Wales Branch for National Moth Night 2015 - this year the theme is Migration and it takes place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September.

Dark Marbled Carpet

East Scotland - Borders - Moths At Woodside Walled Garden

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 6.30pm-10.30am
Woodside Walled Garden near Ancrum

Come along on Moth Night Scotland to set up some light traps and enjoy a talk by Malcolm Lindsay with a buffet supper. Then on the Saturday morning there's the opportunity to see what was caught in the traps.