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.

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.

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!

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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!

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02nd August 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.

Marbled White

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest

A leisurely walk through newly planted areas of forest to see a vivid display of summer butterflies. Target species include Marbled White, skippers and blue and brown butterflies. Handy tips will be provided to help you learn how to identify individual species.

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Warwickshire: Alvecote Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015: 11.00am
between Glascote and Polesworth

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a visit to see Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies at this ancient semi-natural woodland.

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Dorset: Family Bioblitz Day

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th August 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Join us for this two-day event of moth trapping and guided walks. There will also be a BBQ on the Wednesday and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies Of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
South Lakeland

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

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Northern Ireland: Lúnasa Festival Butterfly Safari

Thursday 6th August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Newry

As part of the Lúnasa Festival and the Big Butterfly Count, we have teamed up with Ring of Gullion to invite you and your family, to join us on a butterfly safari among the rich heritage of the Ring of Gullion area

Moth Trapping

Northern Ireland: Mount Eagles Bat And Moth Night

Friday 7th August 2015: 7pm
Dunmurry

Join us to discover the secret lives of moths and learn how to trap moths; a few moth traps will be available to borrow to discover which of these amazing creatures live in your back garden!

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Somerset And Bristol: Priddy Mineries Nature Reserve

Saturday 8th August 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
Priddy, the Mendip Hills

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch with the Bath Natural History Society (Bath Nats) for a field trip to see a wide variety of wildlife at this former lead mine.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Saturday 8th August 2015: 10.30am
Broughton Down

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch to see fabulous views of Hampshire and downland species of butterflies.