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.

Warwickshire: Winter Work Parties

Wednesday 26th October to Saturday 31st December 2016
Various locations across Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Branch is always happy to see new faces at our work parties, where you can help manage some of our finest wildlife sites. You do not need to be a Butterfly Conservation member - everyone is welcome...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Parties

Winter Sundays October to February
Various Sites In Vale Of Glamorgan And Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch restoring habitat for butterflies in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan), Carmathenshire and at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire...

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South Wales: Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

Weekdays from late October 2016 to April 2017
Various Sites In Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during the period between late October and early April. If you are interested, please register in advance.

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Saturday 3rd December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Longwood Common / Nottingham Hill, east of Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and the Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project on a work party clearing scrub to improve habitat for Wall Brown and other butterflies east of Bishops Cleeve (near Cheltenham)...

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 4th December 2016: 10am
Brampton Wood, Cambs

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch on a work party just west of Brampton (Cambs), that will concentrate on habitat management aimed at the Black Hairstreak butterfly...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Sunday 4th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Oakley Wood, west of Cirencester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party on the Bathurst Estate (west of Cirencester). We will be scrub bashing to improve habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly...

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East Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 4th December 2016, 10am-3pm
Flawborough Footpath, south Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly - a nationally important species which occurs at a number of sites in south Nottinghamshire...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Sunday 4th December 2016: 10am
Monkwood, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on a monthly work party at Monkwood, an ancient woodland site which is jointly owned by Butterfly Conservation and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 5th December 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be cutting encroaching scrub and trees from the footpath and raking and burning.

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Lancashire: Work Party

Tuesday 6th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Surrey: Work Party

Tuesday 6th December 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm
Oaken Wood Reserve

Please see Surrey's dedicated page: Oaken Wood work parties

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Sussex: Work Party

Tuesday 6th December 2016, 9.30am-3.30pm
Oaken Wood Reserve, Chiddingfold, between Godalming And Horsham

Join the first in a new series of work parties at the Surrey Branch's Oaken Wood Reserve in Chiddingfold Forest (on the Surrey/Sussex border), led by Jayne Chapman, BC Reserves Officer and Harry Clarke, Surrey Branch Health and Safety Officer. You could help for the whole day, or just for the morning or afternoon...

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South Wales: Habitat Management Work Party

Tuesday 6th December 2016: 10am
Caeau Ffos Fach, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

Join the South Wales Branch on a habitat management work party at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve near Cross Hands, where the Marsh Fritillary butterfly now flourishes.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 7th December 2016: 10am
Hampsfield Allotment, Hampsfell, Cartmel Valley

Join the Cumbria Branch on this work party in the Cartmel Valley...

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West Midlands: Work Party

Wednesday 7th December 2016: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 7th December 2016, 10am-3am
Bentley Station Meadow Reserve, south-west of Farnham

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party on their Bentley Station Meadow reserve for tree management and scrub clearance.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 7th December 2016, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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West Midlands: Work Party

Thursday 8th December 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Herefordshire (tbc)

Join the West Midlands Branch on this Duchy of Cornwall work party in Herefordshire (meeting place to be confirmed)...

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Lancashire: Work Party

Thursday 8th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Friday 9th December 2016, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down Reserve, east of Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Magdalen Hill Down reserve. We will be cutting scrub out of grassland and clearing fence lines, using hand tools and tree poppers.

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Wiltshire: Work Party

Friday 9th December 2016: 11am
West Yatton Down, north-west of Chippenham

Join the Wiltshire Branch on a scrub clearance day at West Yatton Down SSSI, north-west of Chippenham. These work parties are held on the second Friday of the month to conserve the environment on this beautiful site which supports nine species of orchid and more than thirty species of butterfly...

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Gloucestershire: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Rough Bank reserve, near The Camp, Bisley

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a work party clearing scrub on our Rough Bank reserve (near Bisley)...

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Cumbria: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Wartbarrow, Allithwaite...

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on a work party on our Holtspur Bottom reserve near Beaconsfield. Scrape weeding and hedge laying will be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 11th December 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood nr. Bardney

Do come and join us in one of our Winter Work Parties to generally manage the Southrey woodland, rides and paths, and to help coppice Section 5 (which will make sense on site!)

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 11th December 2016, 8.30am-1pm
Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath BC Reserves

Volunteers are needed by the Sussex Branch throughout the autumn and winter months for habitat improvement at their Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little of time as you wish.

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Sussex: Work Party

Tuesday 13th December 2016, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.

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Lancashire: Work Party

Tuesday 13th December 2016, 10am-3.30pm
Myers Allotment Reserve, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay

The Lancashire Branch need volunteers to help carry out on their regular programme of winter work parties. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather-dependent) on our Myers Allotment reserve in Morecambe Bay...