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.

North Wales. Butterfly Walk.

Friday 2nd May 2014, 4.00pm-5.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Join butterfly expert Dr. Simon Spencer for a tour of Llanymynech Rocks nature reserve.

Spring At Alners Gorse

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th May 2014, 8.00pm-1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies

North Wales. Butterfly Walk.

Saturday 10th May 2014, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Another chance to join butterfly expert Dr. Simon Spencer for a tour of Llanymynech Rocks nature reserve

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Winged Wonders

Saturday 17th May 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Enter the wonderful world of butterflies & moths & find out how you can help them. We will first unveil last night’s live moth trap catch to see some spring-flying species found in the area, then drive (car sharing encouraged) to the nearby Cambus O’May bridge car park for a short walk (approx. 2 miles/3km) to find Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, a speciality of the Cairngorms.

Guided Walks - Martin Down NNR

Sunday 25th May 2014, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin - Dorset/Hampshire Border

Morning and afternoon walks on this superb butterfly habitat.

Guided Walk - Lydlinch Common

Monday 26th May 2014, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Marsh Fritillary is the target species on this afternoon walk

East Scotland:Borders

Friday 30th May 2014, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Wilton Park Lodge, Hawick

'Raiders of the Park', a bat and moth evening at Wilton Park Lodge, Hawick. A Borders Nature Festival event

Guided Walk - Compton Down

Sunday 1st June 2014, 11.00am-3.00pm
Compton Down Near Shaftesbury

Flower and butterfly rich chalk grassland

Catfield Fen Open Day

Sunday 8th June 9am
Catfield Fen

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

Norfolk Swallowtail Day

Sunday 15 June 10:00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

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

North Wales. Butterfly Walk.

Saturday 21st June 2014: 11.00am
Newborough Warren Nature Reserve

Join Ian Gorton and Andrew Graham to explore several different species of butterfly at this coastal dune nature reserve

North Wales. New Members And Family Day

Saturday 28th June 2014: 10.30am
Pensychnant Conservation Centre And Nature Reserve , Sychnant Pass, Conwy, LL32 8BJ

A day of events and talks especially for new and recent members. There will be Children's events and a trip to the Great Orme.

Meadow Browns

East Scotland - Borders - Wildlife Walk

Saturday 28th June 2014, 11.00am-4.00pm
Williamhope & Glenkinnon SSSIs, Selkirkshire

A leisurely and easy walk in the lovely, unspoiled valley of the Glenkinnon Burn.

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Highlands - Balintore and Shandwick

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Balintore

Join us for a walk along the path between the shore and the village looking for Northern Brown Argus, Small blue, Grayling, and Six-spot Burnet moths

Weekend of Butterflies and Moths

Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th July 2014, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve

National Moth Night and Guided Walks inckuding a walk for beginners/learners/new members

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Highlands Moth Night 2014 At Ledmore And Migdale Woods

Saturday 5th July 2014
Ledmore and Migdale Woods

A look through the traps for moths caught in a variety of slightly different woodland habitats on this Woodland Trust property. Possibility of visiting some local butterfly sites in the area in the afternoon if the weather is reasonable.

Abbey Farm, Flitcham Open Day

Sunday 6th July 2014, 8.00am-7.00pm
Abbey Farm, Flitcham

Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day. The walk on this chalk grassland site will last 2 hours.

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Highlands - Rosemarkie Cliffs

Saturday 19th July 2014 OR Sunday 20th July; 10:30am till sometime in the afternoon
Rosemarkie, Black Isle

We will walk north along the flowery shoreline cliffs. There is plenty of rockrose growing here which is the foodplant of Northern Brown Argus butterfly.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A Wild Night at Maidencraig!

Friday 25th July 2014, 8.30pm-12.00am
Den of Maidencraig, Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths – which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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Highlands - Moth Mania at RSPB Insh Marshes

Saturday 26th July 2014, 10:30am until afternoon
RSPB Insh Marshes car park

Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.

Moth Trapping and Butterfly walk

Saturday 26th July 2014 10:00am
Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe

Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.

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Lincolnshire Open Day & AGM

Sunday 27th July 2014: 10am-4.30pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join the Lincolnshire Branch for our annual Open Day, which includes a Guided Butterfly Walk. Highly suitable for families!

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Highlands - Glen Orrin

Sunday 27th July 2014, 10am
Glen Orrin

Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.

North Wales. Butterfly Walk

Sunday 27th July 2014: 1.30pm
17 Nant Alyn Road, Rhydymwyn, CH7 5HQ

A walk around the site led by Brian and Sue Roberts to discover the butterflies it contains.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Moths in the Morning

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Burn O' Vat, Dinnet

Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Bats, Moths & Stars at Battlehill

Saturday 9th August 2014, 8.00pm-12.00am (TBC)
Battlehill, Huntly

Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!

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Highlands - Ballavoulen To Loch Morie

Sunday 10th August, 10:30am
Ballavoulen

It’s a lovely walk along the Averon River to Loch Morie, there is always much of interest to see on the way. Several species of butterfly including Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary are found here, and usually a variety of day flying moths.

Wild about Norfolk

Saturday 11th October 10:00am-4:00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.