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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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey

Join the Gloucestershire Branch preparing for the next open day of the Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden. Helpers are always welcome, but if you are not a regular, then please phone in advance, in case of a late change of time or day.

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 25th September 2016, 12pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, south-east of Gloucester

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey. Members of the Gloucestershire Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Nomansland Common

Sunday 25th September 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm
south of Wheathampstead

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch on a walk to see Small Copper and late summer butterflies, with the possibility of Clouded Yellow. The walk will last 1-1.5 hours.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Saturday 1st October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will use a machine to cut paths and need help with raking and burning at Jubilee Clump.

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Norfolk: Branch AGM & Photographic Competition

Saturday 1st October 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Hethersett Village Hall

One of the illustrated talk on the day is 'In Pursuit of Butterflies - Latest Musings' by Matthew Oates. Renowned butterfly expert, broadcaster and author Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a work party at this very important site for the internationally scarce Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Yorkshire: AGM And Members' Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016: 10.30am
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Join us for our annual AGM and Members' Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. 10am for a 10:30am start

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve for tree management and scrub clearance.

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Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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North Wales: AGM And Illustrated Talks - Pensychnant Centre

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pensychnant Centre, Conwy

Join us for the brief AGM and a series of interesting talks from three excellent speakers; Sally Pidcock (Warden of the Great Orme), Michael Slater (Warwickshire Small Blue Project Officer, BC) and Dr Tom Brereton (Head of Monitoring, BC).

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North East England: Annual General Meeting

Sunday 9th October 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill

The North East England Branch's AGM will be held at the National Trust, Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 10th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Tuesday 11th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Northern Ireland: Butterfly Walkers Workshop

Wednesday 12th October 2016, 9.45am-3.00pm
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon

To say ‘Thank You’ to the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey and Transect walkers, Butterfly Conservation are organising a short one-day workshop this autumn.

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Suffolk: Branch AGM

Saturday 15th October 2016, 3.00pm-6.00pm
Waldringfield Village Hall, Woodbridge, east of Ipswich

Join us at our Annual General Meeting, taking place at Waldringfield Village Hall. The AGM will be followed by light refreshments, then members' slides and the annual photo competition.

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Norfolk - Wild About Norfolk

Saturday 15th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 17th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-west Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Yew Hill reserve. We will be clearing the fence line and tree popping scrub on the hilltop, using hand tools.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.)

Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.) nr. Bardney

Do come and join us in one of a series of Winter Work Parties to help our ongoing Brown Hairstreak management in a selected area.

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Gloucestershire: Branch AGM

Saturday 29th October 2016, 2pm-5pm
Christchurch Hall, Abbeydale

Please note the Gloucestershire Branch AGM is in October this year instead of November, because of clashes with other events. Details to follow nearer the date.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve for tree management and scrub clearance.