You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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A day to learn skills to help you survey and monitor butterflies to promote their conservation.
Come along and learn everything you need to know to assist in the annual monitoring of these threatened species and help us to ensure their survival.
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.
A training day to provide more information on WCBS monitoring in NI.
Ian Waller will demonstrate how to set up a transect and monitor the butterflies on it. Guidance on butterfly identification will be given and we will walk part of the Bishop Middleham Transect.
Join the West Midlands Branch to help with monitoring work for the Wood White butterfly. This is part of the new Making a Stand for the Wood White project.
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.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch surveying these sites, which have lots of potential but have not been properly surveyed before.
Another opportunity to learn more about butterfly identification followed by a walk funded by the ARC Project as part of the “Butterflies of the ARC Project” events.
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.
Join us for some Identification and recording training. Suitable for novices.
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!
Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count.
The walk is flat on an excellent surface, so it will be suitable for everyone. We will begin the tour shortly before the transect training event, so we expect a very lively day at the Butterfly Park.
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).
Join the Dorset Branch on one of two guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.
Join the North East England Branch searching for Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. None of these species has previously been recorded at this site, but there is suitable habitat present.
These two woodlands are seldom visited by BCNI and are certainly under-recorded in terms of lepidoptera.
Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species!
Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!
Join our third joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation Ireland in the Lepidopteran rich Kilbranish Wood
Join the Devon Branch for two separate walks (11.30am or 1pm) looking for Brown Hairstreak butterflies and their eggs. Surveying for eggs on the Blackthorn hedges will be shown, so you will be able to check your home patches of Blackthorn.
An all day visit to look for Brown Hairstreak with members of the Lincolnshire Branch
Join the Devon Branch on a Marsh Fritillary larval web hunt and learn how to spot these webs of this beautiful endangered butterfly, as this is often the best way to record the strength of a colony.