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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Surrey: Chalk and Limestone Grassland Moths

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016, 5.30pm-4.00pm
Juniper Hall, Old London Road, Mickleham

This course will be based at Juniper Hall, which nestles in a valley of the North Downs close to Box Hill, with a backdrop of woodland and rolling chalk grassland habitats. It is aimed at anyone - total beginners to those with more advanced knowledge - who would like to learn more about identifying moths from chalk and limestone grassland habitats. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Gloucestershire: New Members’ Butterfly ID Training Day

Sunday 7th August 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Royal William Hotel, Cranham

Every summer the Gloucestershire Branch runs an identification day, which starts at The Royal William hotel in Cranham and is especially for new members. This event is always popular and is a chance to improve your skills and meet fellow butterfly enthusiasts.

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West Midlands: Butterflies and Moths Course

Monday 8th to Friday 12th August 2016
Preston Montford, north-west of Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Council course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens.

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East Scotland: Highland Butterflies and Moths course

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd August 2016, 5pm-4pm
near Pitlochry, north-west of Dundee

This Field Studies Council course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides, daytime field visits to a variety of habitats and overnight mercury vapour lights run in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan. Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Moths In Autumn

Saturday 17th September 2016, 2pm-10.30pm
Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beech, Essex

This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge.