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.

Norfolk - Wild About Wensum

Saturday 25th April 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Pensthorpe

This educational event offers an inspiring insight into the natural environment of the Wensum

Pearl BF

Butterfly Walk near Looe Bay

Saturday 25th April 2015: 10.30am
The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe

A visit to the Millendreath to Seaton coastal footpath to search for Britain’s earliest flying Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in this unique habitat.

Dorset: Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April 2015, 8.00pm-1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

North Wales

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. A chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

North Wales

Friday 8th May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks

Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. Another chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent

Pearl BF

Devon: Butterfly Walk In Torrington

Sunday 10th May 2015: 1.00pm
Great Torrington Commons

Join the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation on a visit to the Great Torrington Commons - a great site to spot the Pearl-bordered Fritillary & Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Green Hairstreak

Cambridgeshire And Essex Branch: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th May 2015: 10.30am
Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire

This is a joint field trip organised by the Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation at this National Trust-owned chalk grassland site, which is rich in butterflies.

Wiltshire

Saturday 16th May 2015, 10.30am-1.30pm
Oakley Wood (near Cirencester)

The trip is a joint meeting with the Bath Natural History Society to a private wood offering public access with generally level ground for walking

Wiltshire

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am
Battlesbury Hill (near Warminster)

South Wilts Walk (Butterfly Recognition):

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Butterfly Field Trip at Kilkhampton Common

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am
Near Kilkhampton, NE Cornwall

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.

Green Hair

Green Hairstreak Walk

Sunday 17th May 2015: 1.00pm
Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, G64 2TS

A walk to hopefully see the beautiful Green Hairstreak butterfly.

Wiltshire

Sunday 17th May 2015, 10.00am-2.00am
Manor Farmhouse, Biddestone

(New Members Day in North Wilts)

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 17th May 2015: 10.30am
Glen Orrin, Muir Of Ord

We have been counting the Pearl-bordered Fritillaries here every year since they were first found in 2009. This year, after your fantastic scrub clearing efforts we would like you to join us.

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Devon: Guided Walk Over Chalk Downland

Sunday 17th May 2015: 11.00am
Cerne Giant Hill

Join the Devon and Dorset Branch on this visit to a splendid ancient grassland habitat to see abundant spring butterflies and wild flowers.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Mabie Forest Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015
Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB

A walk to hopefully see Pearl-bordered Fritillary & whatever else is on the wing. Start time to be confirmed.

Pearl BF

Highlands And Islands - Glenmarksie

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.30am
Glenmarksie

A walk mostly on tracks with some short steep uphill sections. Through woodland to the open hillside where both PB and Small PB Fritillary have been recorded.

Devon Members-Only Event At Lydford Old Railway

Sunday 24th May 2015: 1.00pm
Lydford, Okehampton, Devon

Members of Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch are being invited on a day out to the Lydford Old Railway Reserve, which is home to what is probably the only colony of Heath Fritillary in the county.

Marsh Frit

Marsh Fritillary Day At The Lizard

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am
Predannack, The Lizard, Near Mullion

Join the Cornwall Branch on this guided walk on the Lizard searching for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies.