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.

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 6th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Pollock Country Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

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Sussex: Fritillaries for the Future Project event

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10.30am-4.30pm
Rewell Wood, near Arundel

Join us for the second of the Fritillary for the Future morning walks with an optional afternoon workshop looking at Pearl-bordered Fritillary monitoring and habitat assessment.

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Northern Ireland: Slieve Gullion

Saturday 7th May 2016: 10.30am
Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Co. Armagh

Join us in early May for a joint outing between BCNI and the County Armagh Wildlife Society in the rugged and under-recorded landscape of south Armagh.

Green Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Spring Treasure Hunt

Saturday 7th May 2016: 11.00am
Malmesbury

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a fun day to help improve your butterfly identification and recording skills.

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Tollcross Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Tollcross Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Sunday 8th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Fallin, Stirling

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Fallin to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Monday 9th May 2016: 10.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey

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Duke Of Burgundy Survey

Tuesday 10th May 2016: 10.00am
Bradenham, Bucks

Volunteers are required to help with a Duke of Burgundy survey

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 13th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Hogganfield Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this training workshop at Hogganfield Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Small Heath

Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Monday 16th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Bonnybridge, Near Falkirk

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Bonnybridge to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Thursday 19th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Culross, Fife

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this training workshop at Culross to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Urban Butterfly Project: Butterfly ID And Recording

Friday 20th May 2016, 10am-3pm
Robroyston Park, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, and Glasgow is no exception, with at least 20 species of butterfly being found in and around the city. Come along to this free training workshop at Robroyston Park to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep!

Green Hairstreak

Cheshire & Peak: Introduction To Butterfly Recording

Sunday 22nd May 2016: 9.00pm
Teggs Nose Country Park, Cheshire

Do you want to learn to record butterfly numbers in a more formal way to contribute to the scientific knowledge base? Join us for an “Introduction to Butterfly Recording” course...

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10.30am-4.00pm
Stratford Tony And Throope Down, SW Of Salisbury

The Dorset and Wiltshire Branches are teaming up to survey two areas of chalk grassland at Stratford Tony And Throope Down, south west of Salisbury. Join us and see what butterflies we can find!

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Wiltshire: Chickengrove Bottom and Knowle Hill

Thursday 26th May 2016: 10.30am
south of Broad Chalke

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a recording exercise on these two sites on the south-west Wiltshire chalk, where we we hope to find a good range of Spring butterfly species. Chickengrove Bottom is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI ) bordering Vernditch Chase.

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Northern Ireland: Copeland Islands Recorders Weekend

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016, 4pm-5pm
Copeland Islands, Donaghadee

A first for BCNI, we will be travelling to the idyllic Copeland Islands for a relaxed weekend of recording and survey work, in partnership with the Copeland Bird Observatory, the Royal Entomological Society and Buglife.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Butterfly Survey

Thursday 23rd June 2016: 10.30am
Shide Chalk Pit, Pan Hill Meadows And Pan Country Park, Isle Of Wight

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch surveying these sites, which have lots of potential but have not been properly surveyed before.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Duke of Burgundy Larvae Hunt

Sunday 26th June 2016: 10.30am
Butser Hill, south-west of Petersfield

Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

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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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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 15th July to Sunday 7th August 2016
Nationwide

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.

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North Wales - Butterfly Search at Pool Parc, Ruthin

Sunday 17th July 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Pool Parc, Ruthin

This former deer park is now an interesting site for butterflies, including white-letter hairstreak and silver washed fritillary. This visit will be a joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust led by Ian Gorton. Meet at Ruthin Rugby Club layby (GR: SJ117 578).