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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Saturday 1st October 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 use a machine to cut paths and need help with raking and burning at Jubilee Clump.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, near Maiden Newton

Join volunteers from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation to help maintain Lankham Bottom, our important chalk downland reserve. The work includes gorse and scrub clearance.

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Cornwall: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10.30am-4pm
De Lank Quarry, St Breward, Bodmin

A burning day: if fires are your thing, join the Cornwall Branch for a big one! We will be burning the scrub from the previous scrub bashing sessions, where we have created suitable habitat for the endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly. There will be jobs suitable for everyone, lifts are available from West and Mid Cornwall, and travel expenses can be claimed. Booking essential.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10am-3pm
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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Highlands And Islands: Help Two Very Rare Moths!

Thursday 6th October 2016, 9am-3pm
Ralia, near Newtonmore

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch and Network Rail on a railway embankment on the main Inverness to Perth line, clearing scrub! The work will help two very rare and threatened day-flying moths; the Small Dark Yellow Underwing and Netted Mountain Moth...

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 9th October 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 10th October 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 clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Tuesday 11th October 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 clearing scrub encroaching on the downland.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 12th October 2016: 10am
Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party in Allithwaite.

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Monday 17th October 2016, 10am-4pm
Yew Hill Reserve, south-west Winchester

Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on a work party at their Yew Hill reserve. We will be clearing the fence line and tree popping scrub on the hilltop, using hand tools.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 19th October 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

Saturday 22nd October 2016: 10am
Ewyas Harold Meadows Reserve And Common

Join the West Midlands on a work party at their Ewyas Harold Meadows reserve, between Abergavenny and Hereford.

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Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 23rd October 2016: 10am
Devil's Dyke, Newmarket

Join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch on a work party concentrating on habitat management for the Dingy Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.)

Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood (F.C.) nr. Bardney

Do come and join us in one of a series of Winter Work Parties to help our ongoing Brown Hairstreak management in a selected area.

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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 26th October 2016: 10am
Witherslack Woods, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party near Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 26th October 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.

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 29th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Broadcroft Butterfly Reserve, Portland

Join Dorset Branch volunteers on a conservation work party at Broadcroft Quarry, a reserve managed specifically for butterflies, notably the Silver-studded Blue butterfly.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 30th October 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

Habitat Management workparties

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

Habitat management in Vale of Glamorgan for High Brown Fritillary. Hedge & blackthorn thicket restoration workdays for brown hairstreak in Carmarthenshire and several management days for marsh fritillary at our reserve at Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire.

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Highlands And Islands: Work Party

Sunday 30th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Dunnet Bay, Caithness, east of Thurso

Join the Highlands & Islands Branch on this scrub clearance work part, which is being undertaken as part of the Caithness Biodiversity Partnership’s “Small is Bluetiful” project. This aims to improve the habitat of the county’s last remaining Small Blue butterfly colonies by enhancing surveying and monitoring, raising awareness of their existence, and trying to link occupied sites by creating new patches of habitat in between to make the overall population more robust.

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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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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 2nd November 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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 10am-3pm
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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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 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 clearing up and burning hedge flail, with the use of a trailer.

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 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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Cumbria: Work Party

Wednesday 9th November 2016: 10am
Witherslack Woods, south-west of Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party near Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Winter Work Party: Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Sunday 13th November 2016: 10.30am
Bison Hill, Whipsnade

Join the Beds & Northants Branch at Bison Hill for a work party clearing scrub for chalk grassland species.