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.

Winter Weekend Workdays

Sunday 1st November 2015 to Sunday 13th March 2016
Various sites in Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Teifi valley and Cross Hands

Winter Sundays, for the more energetic.

Field Visits, Surveys and Workparties

Monday 2nd November 2015 to Friday 15th April 2016
Various, in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Weekdays. There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Winter Weekend Workdays

Sunday 1st November 2015 to Sunday 13th March 2016
Various sites in Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Teifi valley and Cross Hands

Winter Sundays, for the more energetic.

Field Visits, Surveys and Workparties

Monday 2nd November 2015 to Friday 15th April 2016
Various, in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Weekdays. There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

Silver-studded Blue

Suffolk: Monthly Conservation Work Parties

Saturday 2nd January to Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Purdis Heath, Ipswich

Help the Silver-studded Blue butterfly by joining the Suffolk Branch on their monthly conservation work parties. All very welcome, whether for just an hour or two, or all day. Tools, tea and biscuits provided!

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Hampshire & Isle Of Wight: Magdalen Hill Down Work Party

Friday 5th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on a conservation work party on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve; we will be undertaking habitat management for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog

Sunday 7th February 2016, 10am-3.00pm
Near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire

Continuing our work on this super bog, but in a new area. This will involve the installation of more dams and removal of small conifers. We will be meeting in Gartocharn (or Stirling for a pick-up). We will also be having workparties here on Sunday 28th February and Saturday 26th March.

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East Midlands: Grizzled Skipper Work Party

Sunday 7th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Alverton Disused Railway Line

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire.

Duke of Burgundy

Gloucestershire: Huddinknoll Hill Work Party

Sunday 7th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Huddinknoll Hill, west of Painswick

Join the Gloucestershire Branch helping with scrub clearance to enhance habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly. (Please note that this event is subject to confirmation nearer the time.)

Butterfly Talk, Normandy

Monday 8th February 2016, 7.30pm-9.00pm
GU3 2DT, SU92965151

Friends of Normandy Wildlife, Therapy Garden, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy GU3 2DT. Francis Kelly

Butterfly Talk, Harrow

Monday 8th February 2016, 8.00pm-10.00pm
HA3 6DQ, TQ15369166

Blackwell Hall, 90 Uxbridge Road, HA3 6DQ. BC Herts & Middx branch warmly invite Surrey & SW London members to their indoor meetings.

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Lancashire: Conservation Work Party

Tuesday 9th February 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Middlebarrow Wood, Arnside

Join the Lancashire Branch removing invasive scrub and widening paths and rides in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Cryptic Wood White

Northern Ireland: Winter Talk "Craigavon Cryptics"

Thursday 11th February 2016: 7.15pm
House Of Sport

Danielle and Marcus from Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council join us to tell us all about the Cryptic Wood White Mark Release Recapture programme trailed at Craigavon Lakes in spring of 2014, our hopes for this moving forward and a new insight into butterfly behaviour.

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Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 13th February 2016, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

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Gloucestershire: Rough Bank Work Party

Saturday 13th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Calf Way, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch's work party on our Rough Bank reserve in the Cotswolds, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home to 33 species of butterfly, 42 species of nationally scarce and rare moths and 12 species of orchid.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 14th February 2016: 10.00am
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 14th February 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Scrub clearance at Aston Upthorpe Downs