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.

Dark Green Fritillary

Devon: Aish Tor Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 1.30pm
between Poundsgate and Holne, west of Ashburton

Join the Devon Branch at this site which is excellent for High Brown Fritillary butterflies. This is a good opportunity to compare and contrast with Dark Green Fritillary, which is also on the wing.

Silver-studded Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 10.30am
Bramshott Common, north-east of Liphook

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at Bramshott Common, where we are aiming to see early Silver-studded Blue butterflies and other heathland invertebrates.

Ringlet

Guided Walk at Duddingston

Saturday 25th June 2016, 2pm-3pm
Duddingston village

A guided walk at the Glebe field at Duddingston to see which butterflies can be found there.

Silver-studded Blue

Wiltshire: Landford Bog & Hale Purlieus Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Landford (south-east of Salsibury)

This is a South Wiltshire Group trip to look for Silver-studded Blue butterflies just inside the New Forest, on the Hampshire Border. It is an unusual acid-based habitat for Wiltshire - be prepared for squelchy surfaces.

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Saturday 25th June
St Govans & Castlemartin Range Coast Path

A chance to see Silver-studded Blue in South Wales. (In the event of wholly unsuitable weather on Sat 25th, the event may be moved to either Sunday 26th or the following weekend).

White-Letter Hairstreak

Cheshire And Peak: Field Trip

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-11.00am
Leftwich, Northwich

The target species on this field trip is White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. The visit will last about one hour and will involve easy walking of no more than half a mile, although some may wish to explore further afield where many common species may be found.

Duke of Burgundy

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Duke of Burgundy Larvae Hunt

Sunday 26th June 2016: 10.30am
Butser Hill, south-west of Petersfield

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk - Martin Down

Sunday 26th June 2016, 11.00am-3.30pm
Martin Down, Hants/Dorset Border

Join us on this guided walk over superb chalk grassland habitat where you can see the Dark Green Fritilary butterfly and later we will look for species like the White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Wood White

West Midlands: Help The Wood White Butterfly

Monday 27th June 2016: 11.00am
Bury Ditches, Lydbury North, Shropshire

Join Butterfly Conservation on this free training event to learn more about the Wood White butterfly and how you can help secure its future in the West Midlands.

Marbled White

East Midlands: Toton Sidings Field Trip

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 10am-1pm
between Derby and Nottingham

Join the East Midlands Branch with the Derby Natural History Society for a 2-3 hour walk around the Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Toton Sidings. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White.

High brown fritillary

Somerset And Bristol: Heddon Valley Guided Walk

Wednesday 29th June 2016: 11.00am
between Lynton and Combe Martin on Exmoor

Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) on a walk in the Heddon Valley. The habitat supports a wide range of butterflies, but this walk focuses on some of the UK's rarest, including the High Brown Fritillary.

Meadow Brown

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2016, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come on an evening walk on the disused railway line between Didcot and Upton.

Dark Green Fritillary

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Abbotstone Down, north of Alresford

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.30am
Iver, Bucks

A field meeting to look for White-letter Hairstreaks and other summer butterflies.

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

Clouded Yellow

Wiltshire: Summer Treasure Hunt

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am
Wilton (west of Salisbury)

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

Northern Brown Argus

North East England: Field Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Sherburn Hill, Sherburn Village, east of Durham

Join the North East England Branch on a field trip where we hope to see Northern Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary and other butterfly and day-flying moth species. The site also offers excellent views across the Durham countryside.

High Brown Fritillary

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Alun Valley

This is one of several visits which should enable viewing of High Brown and other violet-feeding fritillary butterflies in 2016.

White-Letter Hairstreak

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Benfleet Downs, Essex

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.