Events

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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The Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 19th July-Sunday 10th August
Nationwide

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

Castle Butterfly Safari and Moth Morning

Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 10.00am-12.00pm
Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim

Join BCNI and Antrim’s Biodiversity Officer to hunt for beasties on the wing in the Castle Gardens!

Moth Trapping and Butterfly walk

Saturday 26th July 2014 10:00am
Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe

Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.

Mortimer Forest Butterfly Picnic & Walk

Sunday 27th July 2014: 1pm
On the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, near the town of Ludlow

Butterfly picnic and walk in Mortimer Forest, targeting Silver-washed Fritillary and Essex Skipper

Belfast Hills Festival

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 11am-1pm
Templepatrick Castle, Templepatrick

We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.

Black Mountain Moths & Butterflies

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 7pm-8.30pm
Black Mountain Lodge, Belfast

Come and help us set up some moth traps before our Butterfly hunt tomorrow.

Eden Allotments

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 7.30pm-9pm
Eden Allotments, Carrickfergus

An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.

Jubilee Woods Day Out

Thursday 31st July 2014, 11am-1pm
Jubilee Woods, Whitehead

Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.

Moth Night Extravaganza!

Friday 1st August 2014, 7.30pm-9pm
Ballyeamon Camping Barn, Cushendall, Antrim

BCNI are delighted to team up with Ballyeamon Camping Barn and the Causeway Coast and Glens Landscape Partnership to bring you a moth night extravaganza.

Moth Night Extravaganza Part 2

Saturday 2nd August 2014, 11am-1pm
Ballyeamon Camping Barn, Cushendall, Antrim

Find out who we caught last night in our moths traps, before a trip out across the hills for a ramble and #ButterflyCount

Butterfly Walk On The Stiperstones

Saturday 2nd August 2014: 1pm
Stiperstones, Shropshire - The Bog Visiter Centre

Meeting at The Bog car park for a butterfly walk, followed by afternoon tea at The Bog Tearoom.

Butterflies in the Park,

Sunday 3rd August 10:00am-5:00pm
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.

Big Wild Camp-Out!!

Friday 8th August 2014
Big Wild Campout, Ulster Folk And Transport Museum, Cultra

Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT

Farm Breakfast, Butterflies & Moths!

Saturday 9th August 2014: 8.30am
The Stables Farm,Astwood Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire

Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.

Far Forest Countryside Show!

Sunday 10th August 2014: 10am
Tenbury Road (A456), Callow Hill Rock, Worcestershire, DY14 9DA

Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.