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: Monthly Work Party

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow (BC Reserve), Bentley, near Farnham

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on this monthly conservation work party at our Bentley Station Meadow reserve. We will be managing scrub, sallow and rides...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 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 creating an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied as a result...

Red Admiral

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation in Wareham of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, 2016's casual, website and garden records and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers...

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Saturday 10th March 2018, 9.00am-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.

Magdalen Hill Down Reserve

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Conservation Work Party

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-4pm
Magdalen Hill Down (BC Reserve), Winchester

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on a conservation work party on our Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester. We will be undertaking practical habitat management for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly in the Tree and Shrub East area...

Lankham Bottom Reserve

Dorset: 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-3pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Nr Cattistock

Join BC staff at this free family-friendly event to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary - the day includes a tour of Lankham Bottom Reserve, a chance to help the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, a tombola, cake stall and more...

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Highlands & Islands: BC 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action Glen Orrin

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-4.00pm
Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Highland Branch will be holding a work party to benefit Pearl-bordered Fritillary on Fairburn Estate in Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord.

Upper Thames: Day Course

Saturday 10th March 2018, 9.45am-4.00pm
Howe Park Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Day course - A free introduction to Butterfly and Moth Identification, Surveying & Recording

Silver-studded Blue

West Midlands: BC's 50th Anniversary event at Prees Heath

Saturday 10th March 2018: 10.30am
Prees Heath Common Reserve, Shropshire

Join the West Midlands Branch at BC's Prees Heath Common Reserve - the last sanctuary for the Silver-Studded Blue butterfly in the Midlands. This conservation event will help the butterfly and mark BC's 50th anniversary...

South West Scotland: BC 50th Anniversary Day of Action: Braehead Moss

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm
Braehead Moss, Near Lanark in South Lanarkshire

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland will be working on Braehead Moss. Please join us to help conserve this wonderful raised bog by removing invasive scrub to help protect the local Large Heath butterfly.

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Norfolk: Work Party

Saturday 10th March 2018
Cut-off Channel near Wretton

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Work Party Day is to be held on Saturday 10th March 2018.

The Great Llantrisant Rake Off

50th Anniversary Day of Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Llantrisant

The Great Rake Off Join us to help butterflies and moths. We will be raking off dead bracken leaves from Y Graig. For directions and parking email wales@butterfly-conservation.org

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Surrey: Action Day

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Barnes Common SW13

Join Surrey Branch at Barnes Common for the national "Conservation Day of Action"

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East Scotland: BC 50th Anniversary Day of Conservation Action: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-3pm
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland will be working at Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, home to many rare species, including the Northern Brown Argus and Grayling butterflies. One of the best sites for these species is threatened by encroaching gorse, so come along to help us control the gorse!

50th Anniversary Conservation Day of Action

Saturday 10th March 2018: 10.30am
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve

To mark the 50th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation we are holding an open morning at Butterfly Conservations only dedicated butterfly reserve in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Meet at either 10.30am or 12.00 midday at Wilstone Village Hall

Blackthorn Survey, Salcey Forest

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Salcey Forest

Would you like to help safeguard the rare Black Hairstreak in Northamptonshire? The Black Hairstreak is one of our most elusive butterflies, found only in thickets of Blackthorn in woodlands. As part of the Woodland Wings project, we would like to know where the Blackthorn is in the Salcey Forest area, so that we can target surveys and conservation effort for Black Hairstreak.

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, South-east of Didcot, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch clearing scrub at Aston Upthorpe Downs, south-east of Didcot...

Silver-studded Blue

Suffolk: 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action!

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-2.30pm
Blaxhall Common, Saxmundham, Suffolk

Join the Suffolk Branch at Blaxhall Common to celebrate BC's 50th birthday and to help conserve the heathland to benefit the Silver-studded Blue butterfly and other heathland species...

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North East: 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action!

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-2pm
Penshaw Hill, Sunderland

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, the North East Branch is taking part in a national Day of Conservation Action at the National Trust's Penshaw Hill - all welcome!

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Devon: National Conservation Day Of Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-2.30pm
Heathfield Reserve, near Bovey Tracey

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place on Saturday 10 March 2018. The Devon Branch will be holding a work party at Heathfield Reserve near Bovey Tracey...

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Gloucestershire: 50th Anniversary - Day Of Conservation Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-3pm
Rough Bank BC Reserve, The Camp, north-east of Stroud

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a national Day of Conservation Action is taking place on Saturday 10 March 2018. The Gloucestershire Branch will be leading a work party on our Rough Bank reserve...

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Gloucestershire: 50th Anniversary - Day Of Conservation Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-3pm
Bill Smyllie BC Reserve, Prestbury Hill, north-east of Cheltenham

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a national Day of Conservation Action is taking place on Saturday 10 March 2018. The Gloucestershire Branch will be leading a work party on our Bill Smyllie reserve, reducing scrub to maintain grassland...

Grizzled Skipper

East Midlands: Grizzled Skipper Work Party Event

Sunday 11th March 2018, 10am-3pm
Nr Alverton, South Nottinghamshire

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about the conservation of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly...

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Sunday 11th March 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Southrey Wood

Coppicing woodland in rotation Contact Steve Green to check that the event is taking place before travelling Grid Reference: TF128681

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Cumbria: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 11th March 2018: 10am
Gillbirks, Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve, Kendal

Join the Cumbria Branch on a conservation work party at Gillbirks, south-west of Kendal...

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 11th March 2018, 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 our Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little time as you wish...

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West Midlands: Wyre Forest Work Party

Sunday 11th March 2018: 10.00am
Wyre Forest, nr Bewdley, Worcs

Join the West Midlands Branch at this conservation event, which falls on the weekend of Butterfly Conservation's 50th anniversary celebrations...