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.

Green Hairstreak

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Friday 27th May 2016: 10.30am
Compton, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a walk at this National Trust site to see Glanville Fritillary, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Small Blue butterflies.

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West Midlands: Moth Trapping for Beginners

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016, 6.30pm-4.00pm
Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).

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Cumbria: Butterfly And Moth Identification Course

Saturday 28th May to Friday 3rd June 2016, 5.30pm-10.00am
Blencathra, Keswick, Lake District

Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.

Marsh Frit

Northern Ireland: Murlough Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Murlough Nature Reserve, County Down

Our annual joint outing with the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club sees us visiting the very best site for Lepidoptera in the country.

D Skipper

Dingy Skipper Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Littlemill Bing, near Rankinston, KA6

A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).

Marsh Frit

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm
Oakridge Lynch, east of Chalford Hill

Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland.

Polmaily Butterfly Walk - Near Drumnadrochit

Saturday 28th May 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

MAY BE SUNDAY THE 29TH MAY. A visit to see the rewards of previous habitat management undertaken by members of Highland branch.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Trip

Saturday 28th May 2016: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks

A field meeting targeting Adonis Blue and other spring species.

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.

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
Pitstone Hill And Aldbury Nowers, Bucks

A field meeting targeting spring butterflies.

RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.00am
RYTON WOOD MEADOWS nr Coventry

Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater

Green Hair

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 29th May 2016
Pitstone Hill and Aldbury Nowers, between Tring and Ivinghoe

Join us on a walk run by the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.. We will be looking for spring butterflies including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Wood, between Salisbury and Romsey

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a field trip to see Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and the Argent and Sable moth, as well as other invertebrates and bird life.

Suffolk - Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair

Sunday 29th May 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Helmingham Hall

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens.

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Predannack Field Trip

Sunday 29th May 2016: 11.00am
near Mullion, The Lizard

The Cornwall Branch has organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard. We’ll be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The site is an interesting wet meadow on a sheltered west facing woodland edge.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Station Meadow, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Cumbria and Lancashire: Butterflies of Warton Crag

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton, Near Carnforth, Lancashire

This is a joint event with the Lancashire and Cumbria Branches. We will be looking out for spring species, in particular Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Pearl BF

Cumbria: Butterflies of Witherslack Woods and Howe Ridding

Wednesday 1st June 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on a walk to see spring species of butterflies, including Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Small Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight:

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Old Burghclere Lime Quarry, Old Burghclere, south of Newbury

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this trip where we hope to Small Blue and Dingy Skipper butterflies and the Wood Tiger moth.