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.

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

South Wales Moth Trapping

Saturday 6th June to Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ynys Hir RSPB Reserve

A series of three events on 6th June, 5th July and 23rd August. Ceredigion Moth Group are keen to recruit more moth recorders and will be showing moths trapped overnight at the RSPB reserve Ynys-hir.

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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

Painted

Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Therfield Heath (near Royston, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch for a morning walk to see summer and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Dorset: Love Parks Family Day

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Borough Gardens, Dorchester

Our Branch Information and Display Stall will be at this friendly family day in the middle of Dorchester.

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North East: Family Fun Day & Big Butterfly Count At Gibside

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Please join the North East Branch of Butterfly Conservation and the National Trust for this Summer Holiday Family Fun day at Gibside in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. It will be a day of butterfly-themed activities, arts & crafts and guided walks!

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Butterfly Bonanza Children's Event

Thursday 30th July 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Glen Muick, Near Ballater

Join the East Scotland Branch at this Nature Explorers Children's event where you can discover the colourful world of butterflies and moths in Glen Muick. Come along and take part in the Big Butterfly Count, as well as storytelling and games!

White Admiral

Norfolk - Family Butterfly Day!

Thursday 30th July 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm
Holt Country Park

Join the Norfolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation at this event organised by the Rangers at Holt Country Park to find beautiful butterflies in the woods!

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Surrey: Reigate & Colley Hills Field Trip

Thursday 30th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
north Of Reigate

Join the Surrey Branch at Reigate & Colley Hills to see what butterflies are around (should be Silver-spotted Skippers and Chalk Hill Blues) and for a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Northern Ireland: Whitehead Butterfly Picnic

Thursday 30th July 2015, 0pm-2pm
Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead

Bring a packed lunch and join expert Catherine Bertrand of Butterfly Conservation for a wander through the woodland to see what butterflies we can find as part of the Big Butterfly Count.

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Cumbria: Moth trapping

Friday 31st July 2015: 9.00pm
Smardale Gill

Join the Cumbria Branch for an evening of moth trapping at this beautiful National Nature Reserve.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

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Gloucestershire: Crickley Hill Country Park

Saturday 1st August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Birdlip

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this moth and butterfly event, where you can also get the chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Vale End, Albury

Saturday 1st August 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Tillingbourne Valley, St Martha’s Hill, Albury Downs

A field trip to to see butterflies including Chalkhill Blue and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Purple Hairstreak

Highlands And Islands: Purple Hairstreak At Glenborrowdale

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
Glenborrowdale, Ardmamurchan

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom Joint Field Trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.