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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Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2014. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.
Join the Yorkshire Branch on a field trip to find the Duke of Burgundy.
A trip to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary, with a chance of some other butterflies and day-flying moths.
A talk and then a walk looking for spring butterflies and day-flying moths. Hopefully Chequered Skipper will be on the wing.
East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species spring butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper.
Target species Dingy and Grizzled Skipper.
This is a long weekend trip leaving very early on Friday morning and returning late on Monday evening. This is still open to anyone wanting to join in.
A gentle two mile walk looking for spring butterflies
In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This first visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.
Come and explore the disused railway line from Barnstone towards the Grantham Canal, a continuation of the line from Bingham, searching for Grizzled Skippers.
Our first Field Trip of the year to Lincolnshire's own Twyford Wood Reserve. Join us to see Grizzled and Dingy Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and many more!
Another visit to see the results of habitat management undertaken by enthusiastic branch members. Hoping to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper.
Join us for a morning stroll around specially planted meadows for butterflies at North Somercotes, and after lunch at Donna Nook; bring your camera!
A 2 mile walk around the old spoil heaps of Bevercotes pit. The site is a haven for wildlife with open rides and mixed woodland plantations. Target Species: Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Mother Shipton.
Our Catfield Fen Reserve will once again be open to members and the public for Swallowtails.
The East Midlands Branch annual weekend away this year visits Somerset. Target species include Large Blue, Glanville Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Marbled White.
Join the Lincolnshire Branch for a morning visit to Glapthorn for the Black Hairstreak, and in the afternoon moving on to Harry's Park Wood for possible Wood White sightings! Don't forget your camera!
In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This second visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.
Mid-week field trip visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Coombs Dale, searching for Dark-Green Fritillary & Brown Argus.
Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day. The walk on this chalk grassland site will last 2 hours.
Come and see this extraordinary reserve situated on the Isle of Axholme, between the rivers Humber and Trent; a stronghold of the Large Heath butterfly.
This field trip continues our investigation of Lincolnshire's woods, including the Limewoods, to determine the distribution of the White Admiral butterfly in the county.
Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Home to Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak.
Mid-week visit to Vicar Water Country Park in conjunction with Derby RSPB Group.
Discover the variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.
An oportunity to visit this Forest Nature Reserve in search of Silver-washed Fritillary.
NEW MEMBERS WALK
An event specifically to welcome new members to the branch, but everyone is invited. There will be help particularly with identification. The third field trip for 2014 to Hicks Lodge on the look out for the summer species.
Join the Yorkshire Branch on a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve at Brockadale where we hope to see Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary.
We will walk north along the flowery shoreline cliffs. There is plenty of rockrose growing here which is the foodplant of Northern Brown Argus butterfly.
Since our last trip to this site in 2010, the Dark Green Fritillary has become established in Cotgrave Forest. The Silver Washed Fritillary was also seen there in 2013 as well as many other sightings in the vicinity.
An all day walk of three to four miles along the rides of the Park and out on to Holt Lowes looking for summer butterflies.
We are running a visit to the newly restored heathland at Cranwich Camp and Heath, excellent sites for several Breck speciality day-flying moths, such as Oblique-striped and Marbled Clover, as well as some excellent Breckland flora.
Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.
Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
Join the Yorkshire Branch in their search for Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.
An all day trip for summer butterflies.
Join us for a trip to Aston Rowant searching for Silver-spotted Skippers, Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus.
The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.
The purpose of this joint field trip with the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Branches is to target the Brown Hairstreak. Do join us.
An all day visit for our last summer butterfly to emerge, Brown Hairstreak.