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

Friday 3rd July 2015, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Cors Bodgynnydd

Friday 3rd July, 8:30 - 11:30pm Nightjars and Nightlife at Cors Bodgynnydd An event with North Wales Wildlife Trust, walking around this upland bog to hear and hopefully see a Nightjar, followed by moth trapping (if the Nightjars haven’t eaten them all). Uneven, wet paths. Bring a torch and midge repellent! Meet at Cyffty Mine, SH773588. Details from David Lee 01248 681268

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Cambridgeshire and Essex

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
Bat and moth nights, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

A Ranger Service Event in association with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

North Wales

Friday 10th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.30pm
Great Orme

Friday 10th July, 9:30 - 11:30pm Glow-worms & Moths of the Great Orme. A guided walk with North Wales Wildlife Trust to learn about these fascinating beetles. The Welsh for glow-worm is Tn Bach Diniwed - Innocent Little Fire. This is magical. Followed by moth trapping. Path uneven with steps. Bring a torch! Meet at West Shore by the boating lake, SH770821. Booking essential with Mark Sheridan 01492 583820

North Wales

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.00am
Pensychnant Centre

Weekend 11th - 12th July Ashworth’s Rustic Weekend Ashworth’s Rustic and Weaver’s Wave are endemic to the mountains of North Wales: These sub-species occur nowhere else in the world. We will be trapping for these Sychnant specialities and other rare moths. Set traps 9:30pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Sunday at the house with a cuppa. Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

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Moths and Butterflies of Penlee

Saturday 11th July 2015: 11.00am
Penlee Battery Reserve and Penlee Point, near Rame Head

Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.

Day-flying Moths at Middle Harling Heath

Wednesday 15th July 2015: 9.30am
Middle Harling Health

Moths traps will also be set the previous night and opened in the morning. Target species – Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover.

Leck Fell

Some time in July
To Be Arranged

All arrangements highly dependent on weather - see details

North Wales

Friday 17th July 2015, 10.00pm-0.00am
Wepre Park

Friday 17th. July 10pm to 12 midnight Moth Trapping in Wepre Park . Joint event with Flintshire Countryside service and North Wales Wildlife Trust. Meet at the visitor centre, (just up path from car park on Wepre Drive ) bring warm clothing, torch and strong footwear. Contact kay_ribbons@hotmail.com tel 07775 406876. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

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Devon: Moth Night At Meeth DWT Reserve

Friday 17th July 2015: 8.30pm
Okehampton

Please join the Devon Branch on this trip, where well over 100 species of moths can be seen if the weather is seasonable, including Aspen feeding rarities, grassland and woodland species.

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Gloucestershire: Moth traps revealed – Opening the traps

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Near Lydney

Come along and join Peter Hugo, County Moth Recorder to see what moths have been caught in traps set up overnight in the garden of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Chairman, Philip Mugridge.

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Devon: Big Butterfly Count And Wood White Butterfly Walk

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh, North Devon

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch at one of the country's best sites for the Wood White butterfly. You will have a chance to see the second brood of this species, see what moths were caught in the trap from the previous night and carry out a Big Butterfly Count - the worlds largest survey of its kind.

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Highlands and Islands - MOTH IDENTIFICATION AT GEARRCHOILLE

Saturday 18th July 2015, 10am-0pm
GEARRCHOILLE

We have been requested to do some moth identification as in previous years. Traps will be put out the previous night and hopefully will add some new species to the Gearrchoille list. This event was run on 13 June but due to cold weather only one moth showed up. Hopefully it will be more productive this time!

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East Scotland: Angus - Balgavies Loch Bioblitz

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015, 7.30pm-4.00pm

A comprehensive exploration of the SWT Balgavies Reserve with the objective of recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Activities will start on the Saturday evening. with moth trapping and wine ropes starting around 7:30pm. Traps will be opened at 10:00am on Sunday with butterfly walks during the day.

Burnet

Highlands And Islands: Butterflies In Grantown-on-Spey

Saturday 18th July 2015: 10.30am
Grantown-on-Spey

There is an interesting meadow just across the Old Spey Bridge with a variety of wild flowers along the edge of it beside the Spey. We can also walk back along the minor road where there are a couple of areas which are home to the Northern Brown Argus.

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Woodland Butterfly Walk

Sunday 19th July 2015: 1.00pm
Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for their first field trip to Cardinham Woods, a popular site managed by the Forestry Commission.

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Norfolk - Moths At Catfield Fen

Sunday 19th July 2015: 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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Dorset: Wild Sunday

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-1.00pm
Avon Heath Country Park

Interested in moths? Join the Dorset Branch to see what species get caught in the overnight moth trap and join them on a butterfly walk where there will be a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day!

Sunday 19th July 2015, 10.30am-2.30pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, Near Winchester

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day near Winchester to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation's Magdalen Hill Down Reserve!

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Dorset: Lankham Bottom Family Bioblitz Day

Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 7.00pm-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve

Join the Dorset Branch on one or both days of this event, which includes a BBQ, moth trapping and guided butterfly walks. Ideal for beginners and new members!

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - MOTHS IN THE MORNING

Thursday 23rd July 2015, 10.00am-0.30pm
Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aboyne

Discover the marvellous 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.

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East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A WILD NIGHT AT KINCORTH!

Friday 24th July 2015, 8.30pm-12.00am
Kincorth Local Nature Reserve, 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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Gloucestershire: Heathland 700, Bioblitz

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forest Of Dean, east of Tintern

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a Bioblitz organised by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at The Park and Poor’s Allotment, a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

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Dorset: Family Walks On The South Dorset Ridgeway

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
South Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch for two days of guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.

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Lincolnshire Moth Night

Saturday 25th July 2015, 9.30pm-11.55pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some 6 plus lights in various areas - we are hoping for at least 100 macro moths!

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Visit Newlyn Downs SSSI

Saturday 25th July 2015: 1.00pm
Newlyn Downs, near St Newlyn East

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a day out to Newlyn Downs - a Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest.