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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Highlands And Islands - Butterfly Weekend Trip

Either Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July OR Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2015
Silverdale, Cumbria

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this long weekend trip to the Silverdale area leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday, looking for the High Brown Fritillary butterfly and many more.

Chalk Hill Blue

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 29th July 2015, 11.00am-1.00pm
Therfield Heath (near Royston, Herts)

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch for a morning walk to see summer and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Surrey: Reigate & Colley Hills Field Trip

Thursday 30th July 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
north Of Reigate

Join the Surrey Branch at Reigate & Colley Hills to see what butterflies are around (should be Silver-spotted Skippers and Chalk Hill Blues) and for a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

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Cumbria: Moth trapping

Friday 31st July 2015: 9.00pm
Smardale Gill

Join the Cumbria Branch for an evening of moth trapping at this beautiful National Nature Reserve.

High brown fritillary

Lincolnshire Field Trip

Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cumbria Weekend

We hope to visit several sites in the Lake District - Arnside Knott, Whitbarrow Scar, Smardale Gill - in our quest to see the High Brown Fritillary and the Scotch Argus. The Mountain Ringlet is also on our list!

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Dorset: The Great Dorset And Wiltshire Butterfly Scramble

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
The Dorset Countryside

Join us on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! Prizes for the winners and a chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count too.

Chalk Hill Blue

Surrey: Vale End, Albury

Saturday 1st August 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Tillingbourne Valley, St Martha’s Hill, Albury Downs

A field trip to to see butterflies including Chalkhill Blue and a chance to take part in The Big Butterfly Count!

Purple Hairstreak

Highlands And Islands: Purple Hairstreak At Glenborrowdale

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd August 2015: 3.00pm
Glenborrowdale, Ardmamurchan

We will walk through the reserve looking for butterflies like the Speckled Wood, Dark Green Fritillary and Scotch Argus and we hope to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies later in the day too.

Purple Hairstreak

Northern Ireland: Crom Joint Field Trip With BC Ireland

Saturday 1st August 2015: 10.30am
Crom Estate

We're hosting a joint event with Butterfly Conservation Ireland to the scenic Crom Estate, Fermanagh. Crom hosts a rich number of butterfly and moth species, in particular we will be looking out for the Purple Hairstreak.

Chalk Hill Blue

Kent: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
White Hill Reserve, Shoreham

Join the Kent Branch for a butterfly walk in the Darent Valley.

Marbled White

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm
Heartwood Forest

A leisurely walk through newly planted areas of forest to see a vivid display of summer butterflies. Target species include Marbled White, skippers and blue and brown butterflies. Handy tips will be provided to help you learn how to identify individual species.

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Purple Hairstreaks in Godolphin Woods

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 1.30pm
GODOLPHIN WOODS, Near Godolphin

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods, where we will be looking for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10.30am
Hackpen Hill (aka Crowhole Bottom, Devil's Punchbowl), Oxon

Join us on a walk at the Devil's Punchbowl to look for the Chalk Carpet and summer butterflies and a chance to do a Big Butterfly Count!

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Dorset: Butterfly Identification Walk

Sunday 02nd August 2015, 1pm-4pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Join the Dorset Branch on this butterfly identification walk between Weymouth and Portland. Great for beginners and experts alike!

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Warwickshire: Alvecote Wood

Wednesday 5th August 2015: 11.00am
between Glascote and Polesworth

Join the Warwickshire Branch on a visit to see Essex Skipper and other summer butterflies at this ancient semi-natural woodland.

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