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.

Somerset and Bristol - Poldens Large Blue Action Group

Tuesday 14th October to Friday 12th December 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm
Polden Hills, Somerset

Join the Large Blue Action Group to help manage sites for the Large Blue Butterfly in the Polden Hills. All sites are located near Langport and Somerton.

Bog Squad Workparty, Blairbeich Bog

Saturday 25th October 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Blairbeich Bog, near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire

We will continue our work to remover invasive rhododendron and other scrub and continue ditch-damming at this lovely site inside the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

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Highlands and Islands - Glen Orrin Work Party

Saturday 25th October 2014, 10.30am-3.00pm
Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord

Another chance to help cut back vegetation to benefit butterflies! This time it is to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Wester Moss workparty, Stirling

Saturday 1st November 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, near Stirling

Come and help clear pine and install plastic dams on this wonderful lowland peatland! Bring stout boots or wellies, warm clothing and a packed lunch. This project is part of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, part-funded by HLF, and is in conjunction with Stirling Council Rangers.

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East Midlands Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks

Saturday 8th November 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
TBA

Building on the success of previous grizzled skipper work parties I would like to invite you all to join me yet again this winter to undertake some more volunteer work on sites that provide important habitat to support the Grizzled Skipper butterfly across the south Nottinghamshire network of sites.

Alners Gorse Work Party

Conservation Work Day And Bonfire Lunch!

Sunday 9th November 2014, 10am-4pm
Alners Gorse, Near Sturminster Newton

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 9th November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing Southrey Wood; an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Bog Squad Workparty, Easter Drumclair Bog

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Limerigg, Falkirk

We will be cutting and pulling up small birches that are beginning to spread across the open bog, and we will also do a peat depth survey of the bog so we can measure how much carbon it stores.

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 23rd November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going Brown Hairstreak management in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood.

Kingshill Workparty,

Saturday 29th November 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm
near Allanton, Shotts, Scotland

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve in Allanton, carrying on with scrub removal on the peat bog and bing slopes there, and maybe installing some plastic dams.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 30th November 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with the coppicing in Southrey Wood, an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

East Midlands Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks

Sunday 7th December 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
TBA

Building on the success of previous grizzled skipper work parties I would like to invite you all to join me yet again this winter to undertake some more volunteer work on sites that provide important habitat to support the Grizzled Skipper butterfly across the south Nottinghamshire network of sites.

Alners Gorse Work Party

Conservation Work Day

Sunday 7th December 2014, 10am-4pm
Alners Gorse, Near Sturminster Newton

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Bog Squad Workparty, Cander Moss

Tuesday 9th December 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Cander Moss, near Larkhall in South Lanarkshire

We will use hand tools to remove small birch trees across the open bog.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 14th December 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing Southrey Wood, an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 28th December 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood Nr Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going habitat management for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 18th January 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing in Southrey Wood - an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission

Lankham Bottom Reserve

Conservation Action Day At Lankham Bottom

Saturday 24th January 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, not far from Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain this important reserve. Day includes gorse and scrub clearing.

East Midlands Grizzled Skipper Practical Conservation Tasks

Saturday 24th January 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
TBA

Building on the success of previous grizzled skipper work parties I would like to invite you all to join me yet again this winter to undertake some more volunteer work on sites that provide important habitat to support the Grizzled Skipper butterfly across the south Nottinghamshire network of sites.

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 25th January 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue the important, on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management, in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood - owned by the Forestry Commission.

White Admiral

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 1st February 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing in Southrey Wood - an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission.

Brown Hairstreak

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 8th February 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood nr. Bardney

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue the on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management, in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood - owned by the Forestry Commission.