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.

Merrow/Pewley Downs

Wednesday 2nd September 2015, 11.00am-3.00pm
Guildford GU1 2QP, TQ022499

Surrey branch field trip, POSTPONED FROM TUESDAY

Brown Hairstreak

Wiltshire: Lower Moor Farm & Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-2.30pm
south of Cirencester

Join the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Branches on this end of season joint field trip to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies.

Brown Hairstreak

Gloucestershire: Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday 5th September 2015, 11.00am-4.00pm
south of Cirencester, near Kemble

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on an end of season joint field trip with the Wiltshire Branch to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak and other late summer butterflies at these Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves.

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Walk from Rame Head to Penlee Point

Saturday 5th September 2015: 1.00pm
Rame To Penlee, Near Kingsand

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on this scenic walk to find late-summer butterflies and day-flying moths.

Brown Argus

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Old Winchester Hill NNR

Sunday 6th September 2015: 10.30am
south-east of Warnford

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch on this steep-sided, wildflower‐rich chalk downland, where we hope to see Adonis Blue, Silver-­spotted Skipper, Brown Argus and Clouded Yellow butterflies.

Moth Trapping

South Wales: National Moth Night 2015

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Crymlyn Bog, Swansea

Join the South Wales Branch for National Moth Night 2015 - this year the theme is Migration and it takes place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September.

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Gloucestershire: National Moth Night

Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015
Various Sites

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Moth Trapping

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: National Moth Night 2015

Friday 11th September 2015: 7.00pm
Windy Gap, St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch at this site where we should be able to find some interesting migrant moths - the focus of National Moth Night 2015.

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North East England: National Moth Night 2015

Friday 11th September 2015
Gibside (National Trust), Rowlands Gill, south-west of Newcastle upon Tyne

Join the North East Branch for an evening of moth trapping, led by Durham County Moth Recorder, Keith Dover in Gibside's 18th-century Walled Garden.

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Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 11th September 2015: 9.00am & 11.00am
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

Moth Night Event

Somerset And Bristol: National Moth Night - An Evening of Moth Trapping

Friday 11th 7pm & Saturday 12th September 8.30am
Mount Fancy Farm Reserve, Staple Fitzpaine, south of Taunton

Join local experts, Butterfly Conservation and the Natural Futures team for an evening of moth trapping in aid of National Moth Night 2015, followed by an early morning session at 8.30am the next day!

Moth Trapping

Cumbria: National Moth Night At Plumgarths

Friday 11th 7.45pm and Saturday 12th September 8.30am
Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Crook Road, Near Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch and Cumbria Wildlife Trust to celebrate National Moth Night 2015.

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Cumbria: National Moth Night Event At Township Plantation

Saturday 12th September 2015: 7.45pm
Howe Lane, Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on their second National Moth Night 2015 event, with a chance of seeing some of the late summer /autumn moths in this beautiful coppiced limestone woodland and grassland.

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Cornwall: National Moth Night 2015

Saturday 12th 7.30pm to Sunday 13th September 2015 at 10.00am
Gwithian Greens, near Hayle

Join the Cornwall Branch and celebrate National Moth Night 2015 on Saturday night. On Sunday morning we will open the moth traps, then have a wander around the Greens.

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Dorset: Moth Trap Inspection

Saturday 12th September 2015: 10.30am
Avon Heath Country Park, 4 miles NW of Ferndown

Join the Dorset Branch as guests of Avon Heath Country Park at a moth trap opening. The park is owned by Dorset County Council and managed by Dorset Countryside.

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Dorset: Late Summer Moths

Saturday 12th 7.30pm to Sunday 13th September 2015, 1.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Reserve for an evening of moth trapping, followed the next morning by an inspection of last night's moth trapping then a guided walk to see the butterflies and other wildlife. Camping facilities are available for anyone wishing to stay overnight – bring tent, sleeping bag, eating utensils etc and food as required!

Moth Night Event

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Wiltshire: National Moth Night Event

Saturday 12th September 2015: 7.00pm
Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren

Moth traps will be running at the ranger from dusk until 11.30pm. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed, showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal for children who are interested in wildlife.

Painted

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

Saturday 19th September 2015, 1.00pm-4.30pm
south-east of Upton St Leonards

The Gloucestershire Branch opened its first butterfly nectar garden at The Monastery Garden at Prinknash in 2010, where well over 100 different varieties of plants have gone into making a very attractive area within the old walled garden that was originally tended by the monks of the Monastery.

Moth Trapping

Gloucestershire: Annual Plumed Prominent Event

Sunday 1st to Monday 30th November 2015
Various locations in the Cotswolds, to be arranged

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this national event which place annually on one or more nights during November at various locations in the Cotswolds.