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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Gloucestershire: Butterfly Recorders Meeting

Thursday 5th May 2016, 8.00pm-10.00am
Cheese Rollers Inn, Shurdington, south-east of Cheltenham

This meeting is for current and prospective butterfly recorders. If you live in or near Cheltenham, Gloucester or the Cotswolds north of Stroud and can confidently identify butterflies, please consider recording.

Orange-tip on Forget-me-not

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!

Orange Tip

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!

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

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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Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Moth and Bat Evening

Friday 13th May 2016, 8.45pm-11.30pm
Panshanger Park, near Hertford

Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a moth and bat evening with Andrew Wood from the Branch. This event is organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, so a donation of £3 will be requested.

Meadow Brown

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!

Duke of Burgundy

Gloucestershire: Field Trip

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Edge Common (Rudge Hill), between Edge and Pitchcombe

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a walk where we are hoping to see Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Dingy Skipper butterflies.

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.

Orange Tip

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!

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth

Gloucestershire: Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

Friday 10th June 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm
Stroud

Join our Gloucestershire Branch's Bob Smith at this event organised by the Stroud Valleys Project and supported by Adult Education in Gloucestershire. He will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight at the cemetery – last year produced some surprises! There is a £10 charge for the event - advanced booking is required.

Peacock

Cumbria: Annual Open Day & AGM 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016, 10am-3pm
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland Valley

Members of the public are invited to join our Branch at this beautiful nature reserve, where they can find out about Butterfly Conservation and what we do in the local area. We will also be going through moth traps from the night before and leading guided butterfly walks. All welcome!

Meadow Browns

North Wales - Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen Talk and Site Visit

Saturday 11th June 2016, 0.30pm-3.00pm
Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen

Join Victor Hitchings for an informative talk about his butterfly transect recording at Mynydd Marian, Llysfaen. We will then explore several different species of butterfly at this limestone grassland site. Meet at Llysfaen Village Hall, Dolwen Road, Llysfaen, LL29 8SS at 12-30pm.

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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.

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.

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Lancashire: Branch Members Day and AGM

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, half way between Ainsdale and Formby, Southport, Merseyside

Do you live in or near Lancashire and have an interest in moths or butterflies? Join the Lancashire BC Branch for a day of interesting talks on local species and conservation work, amazing photography and a guided walk to find butterflies!

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.

Small Blue

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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AGM And Illustrated Talks - Pensychnant Centre

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pensychnant Centre, Conwy

Join us for the brief AGM and series of interesting talks. There will also be three excellent speakers including Sally Pidcock, warden of the Great Orme; Michael Slater who will speak on successes of Butterfly Conservation in Warwickshire and Tom Brereton who is Head of Monitoring at Butterfly Conservation. We can look forward to a tour of the Great Orme, then to the Midlands and insights to the BMS scheme.

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Butterfly Conservation Sussex Branch AGM

Saturday 19th November 2016, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Oathall Community College, Lindfield, Haywards Heath

Our AGM - an afternoon of talks, tea and cake....and our legendary raffle!