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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

Marbled White_Iain Leach

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 19th July 2017: 6.00pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Headley Heath, SE Of Leatherhead

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Headley Heath; target: Purple Emperor, Small Copper and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count...

Dark Green Fritillary

Wiltshire: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Banner Down, north-east of Batheaston, near Bath

Join the Wiltshire Branch on this a joint walk with Bath Natural History Society north-east of Bath aimed at familiarisation with grassland butterflies. We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count...

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Dorset & Wiltshire: Guided Walk - Stonedown Wood

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.30pm
Near Sixpenny Handley

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.

Grayling

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm
Chobham Common, Staple Hill car park

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Chobham Common; target: Grayling butterflies and Dragonflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count...

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Cumbria: Butterflies of Brantwood, Coniston Water

Saturday 22nd July 2017
east side of Coniston Water

Join the Cumbria Branch, Rusland Horizons and Friends of Brantwood for a walk around the beautiful gardens, woodland and moorland at Brantwood (east side of Coniston Water) to look for butterflies and day-flying moths...

Chalk Hill Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 2pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-east of Winchester

All are welcome to join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve near Winchester. This is a good time of the year to see the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Aberlady Bay Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberlady Bay local nature reserve, East Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch on a joint field trip with the Edinburgh Natural History Society. There are a few species of butterfly that are good to see at Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve (LNR); we will be looking out for Small Skipper, although we may also see Dark Green Fritillary if we are lucky...

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North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Raisby Quarry, Coxhoe, south-east of Junction 61 of the A1

Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk in quarry and grassland near Coxhoe, where we hope to see White-letter Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

Silver-washed Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Wyre Forest

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Wyre Forest, Bewdley, West Of Kidderminster

This large forest is designated as a Forest Nature Reserve, much of it being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and several areas are managed as National Nature Reserves, which include the meadows we will be making for in the valley by the Dowles Brook. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Dark Green Fritillary

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Aldbury Nowers, near Tring

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branchwith the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) for a walk to see summer species of butterflies including Dark Green Fritillary. Organised by HMWT; a donation of £3 will be requested...

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Suffolk: Big Butterfly Count Taster

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-0.30pm
Ramparts Field, north-west of Bury St Edmunds

Join the Suffolk Branch for an introduction to our annual Big Butterfly Count near West Stow Country Park. This event is suitable for novices...

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Cornwall: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10am
Penhale, near Cubert, north-east of Perranporth

Join the Cornwall Branch for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp ( near Cubert), which is not normally open to the public. Booking essential...

Large Skipper_Neil Hulme

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Walk Farm, Bruton, Between Wincanton And Frome

Join the Somerset & Bristol Branch for a walk at Walk Farm (near Bruton), which covers more than 200 acres of unimproved and flower-rich meadow and pastureland. It is still farmed using the same traditional methods that were used in the 1950s, so we hope, therefore, to find many species of butterfly in larger than usual numbers, including...

White-Letter Hairstreak

West Midlands: Baggeridge Country Park

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Baggeridge Country Park, Dudley

Join the West Midlands Branch at Baggeridge Country Park for a White-letter Hairstreak foray. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download ...

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West Midlands: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Haugh Wood, Woolhope, south-east Of Hereford

Join the West Midlands Branch at Haugh Wood for a guided walk following the green trail. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 11am
Trench Wood Reserve, Sale Green, north-east of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Worcester Branch of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.(WWT) on Trench Wood reserve near Worcester for this Big Butterfly Count event...

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
West Wycombe Hill And Butlers Hanging, Bucks

A walk to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Butlers Hanging, including Dark Green Fritillary and Chalk Hill Blue. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
Bowdown Wood, Berks

A walk in search of the White Admiral with our species champion. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Lancashire: Butterflies of Rossendale

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Various Sites In Rossendale

Join us on a visit to various sites in Rossendale, looking particularly for White-letter Hairstreak. A great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Meadow Browns

Sussex: Wildlife gardening for butterflies Open Day

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-4pm
Kithurst Lane, Storrington, Pulborough

The purpose of the open day is not to see lots of rarities, but to see how it is quite possible to attract a large variety of butterflies into a country garden and also encourage them to stay and breed. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count. - why not download a...

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Moths and Butterflies of Swanborough Hill

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am-3pm
Swanborough Hill, Swanborough Farm, south-west of Lewes

Join David and Stephen in a search for the Chalk Carpet moth and other downland species on a walk near Lewes...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11am
Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, North Of Stratford-upon-Avon

Join Warwickshire Branch Butterfly Recorder, Keith Warmington for a guided walk at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve, where we hope to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Dark Green Fritillary

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.30am
Wardlow Quarry, Cauldron Lowe, east of Stoke-on-Trent

Join the West Midlands Branch at Cauldron Lowe for a guided walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Wall butterflies and Six-belted Clearwing moths. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am and 11am
Monkwood Reserve,north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) at 8.30am at Monkwood Reserve for a Moth Breakfast and a guided walk at 11am. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 11.00am
Goat Island And Undercliffs Nr. Seaton

Join the Devon Branch for a butterfly walk through the complex of “off piste” pathways through the Undercliffs to arrive at Goat Island.

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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11am-1.30pm
Millhoppers Pasture BC Reserve, east of Aylesbury

Join us for a walk on BC's only reserve in the Herts & Middlesex area (east of Aylesbury). There will be top tips on how to manage grassland to encourage butterflies and wild flowers. This is a Big Butterfly Count event...

Dark Green Fritillary

East Midlands: Field Trip Hoe Grange Quarry

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hoe Grange Quarry Nature Reserve, Longcliffe, Brassington

Welcome to the first Open Day for Hoe Grange Quarry! This is Derbyshire’s first butterfly reserve (near Brassington) and we hope to see you there on Sunday 23 July, from 11am to 3pm. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...