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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The Big Butterfly Count

Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August 2015
Nationwide

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

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Sussex Branch: Blackcap & Ashcombe Bottom Adventure

Monday 3rd August 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes

Please join the Sussex Branch on this butterfly walk to see downland and possible woodland butterflies. There is also a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Dark Green Fritillary

Lancashire - The Butterflies of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
Arnside Knott, Arnside, Cumbria

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Please note the correct date for this event is Wednesday 5th August, not Saturday 8th August as formerly stated - apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Work at Southrey Wood is general woodland management, and the upkeep of the rides and footpaths. Your help would be much appreciated! Southrey is an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Dark Green Fritillary

Cumbria: Butterflies Of Arnside Knott

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 10.00am-2.00pm
South Lakeland

Join the Cumbria Branch to see Scotch Argus and Fritillary butterflies in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

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Northern Ireland: Lúnasa Festival Butterfly Safari

Thursday 6th August 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Newry

As part of the Lúnasa Festival and the Big Butterfly Count, we have teamed up with Ring of Gullion to invite you and your family, to join us on a butterfly safari among the rich heritage of the Ring of Gullion area

Moth Trapping

Northern Ireland: Mount Eagles Bat And Moth Night

Friday 7th August 2015: 7pm
Dunmurry

Join us to discover the secret lives of moths and learn how to trap moths; a few moth traps will be available to borrow to discover which of these amazing creatures live in your back garden!

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 8th August 2015: 11.00am
Canvey Wick Local Nature Reserve, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a field trip hoping to see migrants such as Clouded Yellow and possibly second brood Wall butterflies.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Bioblitz Survey

Saturday 8th August 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm
Copt Hall Marshes (National Trust), Great Wigborough, Essex

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch for a National Trust organised survey, during which there will be guided walks.

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North Wales: Moths at Plas yn Rhiw and Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th August 2015, 9.00pm-11.00am
Plas Yn Rhiw, Gwynedd

A privileged opportunity to trap for moths at the National Trust’s property, Plas yn Rhiw on Lleyn and perhaps a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count when we check the trap the next morning.

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Somerset And Bristol: Hatch Hill Big Butterfly Count

Sunday 9th August 2015
The Poldens, South Of Street

Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this Big Butterfly Count event in the Poldens. Hatch Hill is also a fantastic site to see the Chalkhill Blue butterfly.

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Kynance Cove Butterflies

Sunday 9th August 2015: 11.00am
Kynance Cove, Near The Lizard

Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species.

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East Scotland: Angus - Barry Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site.

Dark Green Fritillary

Lands End Butterfly Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015: 10.30am
Gwennap Head And Porthgwarra, Near Land’s End

Join the Cornwall Branch at this beautiful location to search for Grayling butterflies, Dark Green Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows and many more!

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East Midlands: Field Trip To Longstone Edge

Sunday 23rd August 2015: 10.30am
Peak District, Derbyshire

The target species is the Wall butterfly, but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race), depending on how advanced the butterfly season is.

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Devon: Brown Hairstreak Hunt

Sunday 30th August 2015, 11.30am-2.30pm
Preston Down Nr. Paignton

Join Butterfly Conservation's Devon Branch on their Brown Hairstreak Hunt at Preston Down

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.