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.

RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY

Sunday 29th May 2016: 10.00am
RYTON WOOD MEADOWS nr Coventry

Sunday 29/05/2016 (11.00) - RYTON WOOD MEADOWS RESERVE OPEN DAY Public Event (FREE) led by Mike Slater

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. The site is an interesting wet meadow on a sheltered west facing woodland edge.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Field Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016: 10.30am
Bentley Station Meadow, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch for a walk at one of their reserves. This site is a wet meadow on a sheltered west-facing woodland edge, which lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) notified for its grassland and woodland habitats.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 1st June 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

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North Wales - Marsh Fritillary Search

Saturday 4th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Tir Stent, Near Dolgellau

Join Andrew Graham for an exciting chance to see the rare marsh fritillary. We will meet at the main car park in Dolgellau (GR:728179).

Brown Argus

Somerset And Bristol: Stoke Camp Reserve Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm
north of Draycott Sleights, south-east of Cheddar

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.

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West Midlands: Prees Heath Common 10th Anniversary and Moth Night

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th June 2016: 9.00pm
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Prees Heath Common Reserve and Moth Night, the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

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West Midlands: Moth Breakfast And Prees Heath Common's 10th Anniversary

Saturday 11th June 2016: 8.00am
Prees Heath Common Reserve, near Whitchurch

Join the West Midlands Branch for a Moth Breakfast - we will inspect yesterday's Moth Night moth traps before releasing the moths. We are also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Prees Heath Common Reserve

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Norfolk - Swallowtail Day

Sunday 12th June 2016: 10.00am
Wheatfen Nature Reseve

Held in conjunction with The Ted Ellis Trust at Wheatfen Nature Reserve, Surlingham. An opportunity to see Swallowtails.

Ringlet

Yorkshire: Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

Saturday 18th June 2016: 1.00pm
Shipley (north of Bradford)

Join the Yorkshire Branch at this reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.

Holly Blue

Herts & Middlesex: Butterflies & Moths - London’s Lepidoptera

Saturday 25th June 2016, 10.00am-12pm
Woodberry Wetlands, Lordship Road, North London

Paul Busby of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch of BC will be talking about butterflies and moths and then taking you off to see some as part of a tour of this new urban wetland reserve.

Blue

Work Party - Snakeholme Pit Nr Bardney

Wednesday 29th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Snakeholme Pit nr. Bardney

Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme Pit BC Reserve for the Summer ahead!

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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

Chalk Hill Blue

Gloucestershire: Magnificent Meadows Day at Rough Bank

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
near The Camp, Bisley, south-east of Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 6th July 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Marbled White

Gloucestershire: Bill Smyllie and The Mast Reserves

Sunday 10th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Prestbury, east of Cheltenham

The Bill Smyllie and Masts reserves are owned by Butterfly Conservation and are connected to form what is sometimes called the Prestbury Hill reserve. Together they have a wide range of butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, together with a good selection of wild flowers. On this walk we particularly hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White butterflies.

Purple Emperor

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Bentley Station Meadow

Tuesday 12th July 2016: 10.30am
south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and isle of Wight Branch for a walk on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve. There is a good chance we may see Purple Emperor butterflies.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Reserve Visit

Saturday 23rd July 2016: 2.00pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-west Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch at their Yew Hill reserve to see birds and butterflies, especially Chalkhill Blue butterflies.

Marbled White

Devon: Little Breach Reserve Field Trip

Sunday 24th July 2016: 1.30pm
south-west of Wellington

Another chance to see how our own Branch Reserve is getting on; Marbled Whites and other grassland species should be plentiful and there are some lovely views from the trail. The Big Butterfly Count will be on, so download your sheets to get ready!

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 3rd August 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Essex Skipper

Herts & Middlesex: Butterflies & Moths - London’s Lepidoptera

Saturday 20th August 2016, 10.00am-0pm
Woodberry Wetlands, Lordship Road, North London

Paul Busby of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch of BC will be talking about butterflies and moths and then taking you off to see some as part of a tour of this new urban wetland reserve.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Wednesday Wander

Wednesday 7th September 2016: 10.30am
Magdalen Hill Down, just east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.

Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 18th September 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse, Near Sturminster Newton

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Dorest: Conservation Action Day At Lankham Bottom

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain this important reserve. Day includes gorse and scrub clearing.