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.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Bookham Common

Wednesday 24th August 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
west of Leatherhead

Herts & Middx branch will join Surrey branch on a repeat of last week's morning walk to look for the Brown Hairstreak.

Brown Hairstreak

Lancashire/Cumbria: Butterflies of Gait Barrows

Wednesday 24th August 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm
Carnforth

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches for a chance of seeing late summer butterflies in one of Britain's most important areas of limestone landscape, including a hunt for Brown Hairstreak. This species was seen there in 2015; is it still there?

Wall

Dorset: Guided Walk At Osmington

Thursday 25th August 2016, 11am-3.30pm
Osmington, east Of Weymouth

Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall.

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Gloucestershire: Mothing by Moonlight

Friday 26th August 2016, 8.30pm-11pm
Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Near Dursley, South-west Of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust event at Slimbridge. Though far less well known than their day-time cousins, there are 50 times more moths than butterflies, they are much more diverse, and their stories are much more amazing.

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Surrey: Ash Ranges

Saturday 27th August 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Between Pirbright & Ash

Join Francis Kelly on this extensive heathland owned by the MoD. We will be looking for dragonflies and butterflies. Wellies are advised.

Brown Hairstreak

Devon: Preston Down Brown Hairstreak Walk and Survey

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11.30am
near Paignton

Join the Devon Branch for two separate walks (11.30am or 1pm) looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies and their eggs. Surveying for eggs on the Blackthorn hedges will be shown, so you will be able to check your home patches of Blackthorn.

Brown Hairstreak

Kent: Field Trip to West Sussex

Sunday 28th August 2016: 11am
Steyning, West Sussex

Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.

Adonis Blue

Gloucestershire: Groveridge Hill Field Trip

Sunday 28th August 2016, 2pm-4pm
Groveridge Banks, Brimpsfield, south of Cheltenham

If you missed the Selsley Common walk in June, join the Gloucestershire Branch for a second chance to see the beautiful Adonis Blue, as well as, we hope, a good selection of other butterflies. We will follow one of the new walks in the updated Butterfly walks in Gloucestershire booklet.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Guided Walk

Sunday 28th August 2016: 10.30am
Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve (NNR), south-east of Winchester

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on this Natural England site where we are aiming to see Silver-Spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies and the spectacular view of the Meon Valley.

Brown Hairstreak

Surrey: Newdigate Brickworks

Tuesday 30th August 2016, 11am-3pm
Newdigate, between Crawley and Dorking

Join Francis Kelly at this SWT reserve to look for the Brown Hairstreak.

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Glasgow And South West Scotland: Moth (& Bat) Evening

Friday 2nd September 2016: 7.30pm
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it. Clyde Bat Group are also attending, to take you on a bat walk & tell you all about bats.

Small Copper

Wiltshire: Park Bottom Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 11am
Great Bottom, Stockton, Warminster

Join this South Wiltshire Group walk to see Small Copper, Comma, Common Blue and Adonis Blue butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 3rd September 2016: 10.30am
Old Winchester Hill National Nature Reserve (NNR), Warnford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site, where we hope to see Silver-Spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue and Clouded Yellow butterflies and other good flora and fauna.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th September 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.

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Cumbria: Moths at Grubbins Wood

Friday 9th September 2016: 8.30am
Arnside, Carnforth

Join the Cumbria Branch and Arnside Natural History Society on our first moth event in this marvellous limestone woodland and grassland. Lights and traps will be used in differing habitats, hopefully to attract a large and varying range of species.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Marsh Fritillary Butterfly Larval Web Hunt

Saturday 10th September 2016: 1.30pm
Cookworthy Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Halwill Junction

Join the Devon Branch on a Marsh Fritillary larval web hunt and learn how to spot these webs of this beautiful endangered butterfly, as this is often the best way to record the strength of a colony.

Moth Trapping

Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 10th September 2016: 7pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

Red Admiral

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.

Small Copper

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.

Peacock

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.

Upper Thames Work Party

Sunday 20th November 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this guided walk across the reserve, where planting and fence repairs will also be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports.