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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Mount Fancy Bioblitz

Thursday 28th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Mount Fancy Farm

Become a nature detective for the day and learn all about the fascinating wildlife living on Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 31st May 2015, 10.30am-3.00pm
North Berwick Law

A trip round this intriguing geological feature where we hope to see Wall Brown and perhaps Speckled Wood butterflies amongst others.

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Butterfly ID Workshop and Walk

Saturday 6th June 2015: 10.30am
Windmill Farm And Nature Reserve, The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch at this wonderful event where you will be taught how to ID butterflies, followed by a guided walk to see what you can find on this beautiful nature reserve.

Yorkshire Branch At Hunmanby Grange Open Gardens

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th June 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hunmanby Grange

This is a National Garden Scheme Event. The Yorkshire Branch will have a stall at the event and on Sunday 7th June Allan Rodda and Jackie Holder will lead guided walks to Fordon Banks.

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East Scotland - Borders - Coastal Butterflies & Moths

Sunday 7th June 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Burnmouth, Berwickshire

A walk south along the Berwickshire coastal path to visit a colony of the rare and very localised Small Blue butterfly, with the chance of plenty more butterflies and moths along the way. A Borders Nature Festival event.

Catfield Fen Open Day

Sunday 7th June 2015: 9.00am
Catfield Fen

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