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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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016
FSC Flatford Mill, between Colchester and Ipswich

A weekend course introducing the identification and natural history of moths and butterflies. This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording, run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

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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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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Focus in on Micro-Moths of Epping Forest

Saturday 9th July 2016, 9.45am-4.00pm
south-east of Waltham Abbey

This one-day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths and provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Butterflies, Moths and Dragonflies

Friday 15th to Monday 18th July 2016, 4.00pm-4.00pm
FSC Flatford Mill, Between Colchester And Ipswich

This popular course will be concentrating on the identification and natural history of butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Checking the light traps for moths each morning will be followed by visits to local nature reserves, looking for day-flying species from all the groups. This is a great way of developing your interests, in the company of someone who has drawn and painted virtually all there is to see!

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Northern Brown Argus Identification & Survey

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-3pm
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.

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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.

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South Wales: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Saturday 16th July 2016, 3.00pm-1.00pm
south-west of Pembroke

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you.

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Surrey: London’s Butterflies in Bushy Park

Saturday 23rd July 2016, 9.30am-4.00pm
Bushy Park, Hampton Court

This course will help you understand how butterflies use their habitats, and how you can find and identify them. We will also look at the opportunities for conserving butterflies in gardens and parks, and how to get involved with recording and monitoring them.

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Yorkshire: Butterflies and Moths

Monday 25th to Friday 29th July 2016, 4.00pm-3.00pm
Malham Tarn, north of Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

This course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way.

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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.

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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.