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.

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 25th June 2016: 11.00am
Blackland Covert, Bucks

A joint meeting with the Bucks Invertebrate Group. Numbers are limited.

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 25th June 2016: 8.30am
Bringsty, east of Bromyard, Herefordshire

Join the West Midlands Branch for a Moth Breakfast; we will be examining the contents of the moth traps run the previous night before releasing the moths.

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Cornwall: Moth Night At Wheal Busy

Saturday 25th June 2016: 9.00pm
near Chacewater, south-east of St Agnes

Join the Cornwall Branch on this moth night. Moth specialist Adrian Spalding will be leading the event and setting moth traps.

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Highlands And Islands: Fort Augustus Moths

Sunday 26th June 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm
Fort Augustus

This is a privately owned woodland that has never been moth-trapped before. The owners have kindly allowed us access to survey for moths. Traps will be run during the previous night and who knows what we might discover?!

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West Midlands: Moth Night

Friday 1st July 2016: 9pm
Stone, south of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Join the West Midlands Branch for a moth night at the Stone Meadows Local Nature Reserve (LNR) - all welcome!

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths At Catfield Fen

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.00am
Catfield Fen

Join us to see the contents of our moth traps from the night before. Traps will be opened at 10am and there will be our experienced members to help identify the moths

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Devon: Moth Trapping at Abbeyford Woods

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.00pm
between Plymouth and Ivybridge

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group, moth trapping at this extensive site - the more traps the merrier!

Chequered Skipper

Highlands And Islands: Fort William Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Fort William, Nevis Range

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a walk that will take us through mixed woodland habitat to a large open area noted for its butterflies and hopefully some day-flying moths. The very rare Chequered Skipper has been recorded in this area though at this date is almost past its flight time.

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Cumbria: Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Great Asby Scar NNR

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 10.45am
Penrith

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust at this National Nature Reserve (NNR), which contains some of Britain's best limestone pavement. It is home to a wide diversity of special and rare insects and plants that are adapted to survive in this harsh, rocky environment.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016
FSC Flatford Mill, between Colchester and Ipswich

A weekend course introducing the identification and natural history of moths and butterflies. This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording, run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

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Cornwall: Penlee Reserve and Penlee Point

Saturday 9th July 2016: 11.00am
near Rame Head, south of Kingsand

Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here, with the help of pheromone lures.

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Wiltshire: Moth Night

Saturday 9th July 2016: 8.45pm
Stanton Country Park, Staple Fitzwarren, North Of Swindon

Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.

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Suffolk: Red Lodge Butterflies & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 9th July 2016: 10.00am
Bury Saint Edmunds

Join us on this morning and/or afternoon tour of the open heath and woodland margins at Red lodge Heath SSSI to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Families welcome!

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Focus in on Micro-Moths of Epping Forest

Saturday 9th July 2016, 9.45am-4.00pm
south-east of Waltham Abbey

This one-day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths and provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Moths In The Becks

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 9.30am
Middle Harling Heath

We will be looking for several Breck speciality day-flying moths such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Butterflies, Moths and Dragonflies

Friday 15th to Monday 18th July 2016, 4.00pm-4.00pm
FSC Flatford Mill, Between Colchester And Ipswich

This popular course will be concentrating on the identification and natural history of butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Checking the light traps for moths each morning will be followed by visits to local nature reserves, looking for day-flying species from all the groups. This is a great way of developing your interests, in the company of someone who has drawn and painted virtually all there is to see!

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Devon: Okehampton Old Park Moth Event

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.00pm
Station Road, Okehampton

Join the Devon Branch and the Devon Moth Group at a very promising old Oak woodland site, adjacent to the largest flush on Dartmoor. The target species is the Marsh Oblique-barred moth, which is Nationally Notable.

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Norfolk Moth Event - Cley NWT

Saturday 16th July 2016: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

We are again joining forces with Norfolk Wildlife Trust at their Cley reserve to explore the fascinating lives of insects. Join us for guided walks, talks, and activities throughout the day.

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Saturday 16th July 2016, 3.00pm-1.00pm
south-west of Pembroke

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you.

Les

East Scotland: Moth Identification at Crombie Country Park

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Monikie, north-east of Dundee, Angus

Join Rangers and local moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park.