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.

Suffolk - NT Bioblitz

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th May 2015, 0.00pm-0.00pm
Dunwich Heath

Includes butterfly walks and moth trapping. Details on the Bristol Natural History Consortium website http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/national-trust-dunwich-heath-24hour-bioblitz/

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Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

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Somerset And Bristol: Moths At Mount Fancy Farm

Thursday 28th May 2015: 9.00am
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch to look through moth traps set the night before and to enjoy a guided walk around the reserve.

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Somerset And Bristol: Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Blackdowns

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

Marsh Frit

Cumbria: Spring Butterfly Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015: 10.45am
Finglandrigg Wood (NNR) & Workington

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cumbria Branch at this National Nature Reserve where you could see Marsh Fritillary butterflies. A second walk at Workington is possible after lunch.

Field Trip: Sidbury Hill

Saturday 30th May 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sidbury Hill

This chalk grassland site has spectacular views over Salisbury Plain and has a rich assortment of butterflies and other wildlife.

D Skipper

Dingy Skipper Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015: 1.30pm
Littlemill Bing, Near Rankinston KA6

A guided walk to hopefully see Dingy Skipper butterflies - one of the rarer species in our area.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 31st May 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
North Berwick Law

A trip round this intriguing geological feature where we hope to see Wall Brown and perhaps Speckled Wood butterflies amongst others.

Field Trip: Grovely Wood

Sunday 31st May 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Grovely Wood

This trip is planned to see, and get familiar with, common and some of the uncommon of our spring butterflies. Bring a packed lunch. Approximate walking distance 5 miles.

Mountain Ringlet

Cumbria: Spring Butterfly Walk

Sunday 31st May 2015: 10.45am
Irton Fell & Eskmeals Dunes

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cumbria Branch on a trip to see Mountain Ringlet butterflies in the Lake District, followed by a coastal walk.

Yorkshire Branch At Hunmanby Grange Open Gardens

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th June 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hunmanby Grange

This is a National Garden Scheme Event. The Yorkshire Branch will have a stall at the event and on Sunday 7th June Allan Rodda and Jackie Holder will lead guided walks to Fordon Banks.

Field Trip: Bratton Castle

Saturday 6th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Bratton Castle

This South Wiltshire Group walk will be to look for the Wall Brown and Adonis Blues.

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Butterfly ID Workshop and Walk

Saturday 6th June 2015: 10.30am
Windmill Farm And Nature Reserve, The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch at this wonderful event where you will be taught how to ID butterflies, followed by a guided walk to see what you can find on this beautiful nature reserve.

Meadow Browns

Somerset And Bristol: Butterfly Walk In The Mendips

Sunday 7th June 2015
Stoke Camp, Mendips, North Of Draycott Village

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at the Stoke Camp reserve, which has some spectacular views. We will be targeting species like the Small Blue, Brown Argus and may even see an early Ringlet butterfly.

Warwickshire

Sunday 7th June 2015: 11.00am
PURLEY QUARRY

Guided butterfly walk to see Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Heath and other spring butterflies.

Norfolk - Catfield Fen Open Day

Sunday 7th June 2015: 9.00am
Catfield Fen

Our Catfield Fen Reserve will once again be open to members and the public for Swallowtails.

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East Scotland - Borders - Coastal Butterflies & Moths

Sunday 7th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Burnmouth, Berwickshire

A walk south along the Berwickshire coastal path to visit a colony of the rare and very localised Small Blue butterfly, with the chance of plenty more butterflies and moths along the way. A Borders Nature Festival event.

Field Trip: Whitesheet Hill

Sunday 7th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Whitesheet Hill

This trip will be to review the state of the reserve in the South West of the County. Marsh Fritillary occurred in good numbers in the past but did poorly in 2014.

Field Trip: Landford Bog

Saturday 13th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Landford Bog

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue and is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire

Field Trip: Somerford Common & Webb’s Wood

Sunday 14th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Somerford Common & Webb’s Wood

It has been a while since we have visited Somerford Common as a field trip. The clay soil in this area can be muddy at the best of times so sturdy boots or wellies are recommended if there has been recent rain.

Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 14th June 2015: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.