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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West Midlands: Moth Trapping for Beginners

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016, 6.30pm-4.00pm
Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury

This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).

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Cumbria: Butterfly And Moth Identification Course

Saturday 28th May to Friday 3rd June 2016, 5.30pm-10.00am
Blencathra, Keswick, Lake District

Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.

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North East England: Transect Training

Saturday 4th June 2016: 12.00pm
Bishop Middleham, south-east of Durham

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.

Small Blue Butterfly Workshop

Saturday 11th June 2016, 11.30am-4.00pm
Dunnet - Seadrift Visitor Centre

In the morning the event will provide an introduction to the Small Blue, Britain’s smallest butterfly. In the afternoon we will visit some of the nearby colonies to look for the butterfly and see its haunts.

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Northern Ireland: An Introduction To Pollinators

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th June 2016, 9.30am-4pm
Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle

Workshop: ‘Introduction to Pollinators’ hosted by Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme Butterfly Conservation Talks: Pollinators, Butterfly and Moth Recording Schemes (on the Saturday)

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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!

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Cheshire And Peak: Transect and Survey Training

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-1.00pm
New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

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.