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.

Polmaily Work party and Moth Morning

Saturday 12th September 2015, 10.30am-4.00pm
Polmaily, Near Drumnadrochit

Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. This year’s event coincides with Moth Night so we will start the day by checking moth traps set the night before.

Cotoneaster Clearance Work Party

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th September 2015, 10.30am-4pm
Kilninian, Mull

The day-flying Slender Scotch Burnet moth is known from only 6-7 sites on Mull, Ulva and Gometra and nowhere else in the UK. The moth inhabits low cliffs and grassy banks on or near the coast. Furthermore it is usually restricted to slopes with a sunny, south-facing aspect, with underlying basalt rock where its caterpillar’s sole foodplant, bird’s-foot trefoil, grows in short, flower-rich vegetation, with some bare ground. However, on the cliffs near Kilninian, the moth is threatened by encroachment from Cotoneaster. This invasive non-native shrub has escaped from gardens and has become well-established on the thin-soiled species-rich undercliffs and on the cliffs themselves.

Bell Heather

West Midlands: Prees Heath Work Party

Wednesday 23rd September 2015: 10.30am
Near Whitchurch, Shropshire

Join the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation at the Prees Heath Common Reserve, famous for it's population of Silver-Studded Blue butterflies in the summer! Today we will be planting Bell Heather.

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Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 27th September 2015: 10.00am
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on a work party at this very important site for the internationally scarce Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

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Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Friday 20th November 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.