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.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - MAKE TIME FOR MOTHS

Saturday 30th May 2015, 10.00am-12.00noon
Drum Castle, near Drumoak

Whether you love them or not, moths are an important part of our wildlife – if you don’t already appreciate them, then this event could change your mind! We will open up light traps set in Drum Castle’s walled garden and old wood last night to discover the marvellous moths of all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns at rest inside.

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Devon Moth Trapping Event

Saturday 6th June 2015: 9.00pm
Dunsdon DWT Reserve, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

Please join us at this joint event with Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch and the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Marsh Frit

Devon: Butterfly Walk At Dunsdon DWT Reserve

Sunday 7th June 2015: 11.00am
Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

Join the Devon Branch on a beautiful butterfly walk at this flagship reserve, where you can see the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk moth.

Norfolk - 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.

Warwickshire

Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th June 2015, 8.30pm-1.00am
DOLLMAN FARM ORCHARD, RUGBY

Moth trapping night within a large apple orchard with potential for Pinion-spotted Pug.

Poplar Hawk-moth

East Scotland - Borders - Moths with the Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group

Sunday 14th June 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hunting Hall Farm Nr Lowick, N Northumberland

An opportunity for youngsters to discover moths in last night's light-trap and to learn about their fascinating lives, followed by butterfly-themed activities in the resource centre at the farm. Tea and cakes too! A Borders Nature Festival event.

Heysham Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th June 2015: 9.30am
Meet At Heysham Nature Reserve Car Park

Butterflies, day-flying moths and micro-moths

Warwickshire

Saturday 27th June 2015, 9.00pm-1.00am
SUNRISING NATURE RESERVE

Moth trapping night with David Brown.

Peacock

Cornwall Branch Open Day

Saturday 27th June 2015: 2.00pm
Lethytep, near Looe

The Branch Chairman, Philip Hambly, invites you to his family farm at Lethytep - a wonderful wildlife area with ample butterfly walks and beautiful lakes. For a donation of £5, food will be provided, along with a tombola and raffle. Everyone is welcome!

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

Hawk Moth

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

Marbled White

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.

Leck Fell

Some time in July
To Be Arranged

All arrangements highly dependent on weather - see details

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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.

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.

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.

Wood White

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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Big Butterfly Count Family Fun Day!

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

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!

Dorset: Wild Sunday

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

Moth trap opening and butterfly walk

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