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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th July 2017
Orielton Field Centre, Pembrokeshire

This Field Studies Council course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats...

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 10.30am
West Wycombe Hill And Butlers Hanging, Bucks

A walk to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Butlers Hanging, including Dark Green Fritillary and Chalk Hill Blue. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Norfolk: Moth Event North Norfolk Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9.30am
Cley Marshes Reserve, Holt

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats...

Les

Cumbria: Moths at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve,

Join the Cumbria Branch and Hay Bridge Society for another chance to see wonderful moths at this site of many varied habitats. We will be examining the moths caught in the traps set last night...

Dark Green Fritillary

West Midlands: Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.30am
Wardlow Quarry, Cauldron Lowe, east of Stoke-on-Trent

Join the West Midlands Branch at Cauldron Lowe for a guided walk where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Wall butterflies and Six-belted Clearwing moths. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Les

West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 8.30am and 11am
Monkwood Reserve,north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) at 8.30am at Monkwood Reserve for a Moth Breakfast and a guided walk at 11am. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - North Norfolk Bioblitz

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.15am
Holkham Estate

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Holkham Estate on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Cumbria: Moths at Brantwood

Thursday 27th July 2017: 8.45pm till late
Brantwood, Coniston

Join the Cumbria Branch, Friends of Brantwood and Rusland Horizons Project for our first moth event at Brantwood, seeking dusk-flying moths around the gardens. A series of light traps will also be run. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Devon: Course - An Introduction to Moths and Butterflies

Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2017
Slapton Ley Field Centre, near Kingsbridge

This Field Studies Council course will appeal to anyone wishing to know more about them, and will cover how to identify the different species, their varied life-cycles and natural history, and how to help record and conserve them. The course takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join us to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night-flying creatures.

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Northern Ireand: Magilligan BioBlitz & Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-11am
Benone Tourist Complex, Limavady

Join Butterfly Conservation NI at this 24-hour BioBlitz where we will be asking you to help us record all the wildlife you find in the area, including butterflies and moths!

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Gloucestershire: Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th July 2017, 2pm-4pm
Crickley Hill, east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Crickley Hill (east of Gloucester) to celebrate Big Butterfly Count. This Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there is guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight...

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Lincolnshire: Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood

Saturday 29th July 2017, 9.30pm till late
Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney

Do join us for our Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood to see and have a go at identifying some of the amazing varieties and numbers of moths in the Limewoods. Experts will help you and i.d. books will be available. Around 100 species will probably be caught...

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Wiltshire: Moth Event

Saturday 29th July 2017: 9pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Join the Wiltshire Branch at this moth night where many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event for children who are interested in wildlife. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. Owls may be heard and bats should be seen...

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East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set last night. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach). This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie) covers identifying moths, along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50, RSPB Members £10. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Norfolk: Moth Event - Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 10am
Holme, near Hunstanton

Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (NOA) at Holme to watch the opening of traps set the night before followed by a guided butterfly walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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East Scotland: Night Hunters And Their Prey

Friday 4th August 2017: 8.00pm - late
Crathie, Near Balmoral, Aberdeenshire

Get up close and personal with bats and moths! Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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Devon: Moth Trapping

Saturday 5th August 2017: 9.00am
Yarner Wood, East Dartmoor NNR Nr. Bovey Tracey

Join the Devon Branch to examine moth traps set the previous evening, with the Devon Branch Chairman & moth expert, Barry Henwood. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.00am-2.00pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie) as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of the Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Grayling

Northern Ireland: Field Trip

Saturday 5th August 2017: 10.30am
Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Join the Northern Ireland Branch, the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and BC Northern Ireland on this visit to the Murlough National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Keel Point looking for the Grayling butterfly. This is the penultimate day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

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Norfolk: Butterflies In The Park

Sunday 6th August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Eaton Park, Norwich

Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders, where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping...

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West Midlands: Course - Butterflies and Moths

Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017
Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Centre course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens...

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Suffolk: Course - Wetland Moths

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This Field Studies Council course will instruct moth identification and ecology through slide presentations. This will help you work through the defining features of micro and macro moths and particularly identifying their families...