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.

Meadow Browns

Cornwall: Golden Meadows Open Day

Saturday 30th June 2018: 11.00am
Lethytep, near Looe

Join us to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary and Plantlife's National Meadows Day.

Silver-studded Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 30th June 2018: 11.00am
Silchester Common, Hants

Join us on a field trip to look for the Silver-studded Blue.

Silver-studded Blue

Sussex: Search For Silver-studded Blues

Saturday 30th June 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Iping And Stedham Commons, Midhurst

Find out about heathland butterflies and moths on this walk around these two special Sussex lowland heath nature reserve sites. Dogs welcome too!

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary_Neil Hulme

East Scotland, Borders: Pentlands Butterfly Safari

Saturday 30th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pentland Hills Near West Linton

We plan to record butterflies (including the Northern Brown Argus) and day-flying moths in a botanically rich valley in the Pentland Hills.

Kent: Burnt Oak Wood

Sunday 1st July 2018: 10.30am

** PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO THIS FIELD TRIP ** Join the Kent Branch for White Admiral

July Moths In The Garden

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Sussex: Storrington Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am-4pm
Cherry House, Kithurst Lane, Storrington

Join us at this wildlife garden to count as many butterflies as we can find and to admire all the wildflowers and plants...

Child with butterfly

Butterfly Day at Iford Manor

Sunday 1st July 2018, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Iford Manor, Bradford-On-Avon

Enjoy a wild and wonderful family day out in the orchard of Iford Manor. FREE event.

Norfolk: Abbey Farm, Flitcham Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 8.00am-5.00pm
Abbey Farm, Flitcham

Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 11am and 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day.

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Highlands & Islands: Struie Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 1st July 2018: 10.30am
Near Edderton

There are very few records of both butterflies and moths for this lovely little hill (373M / 1230FT), hopefully on this July outing we can add many more!

Meadow Brown

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 1st July 2018: 10.30am
Hackpen Hill, Oxon

Join us on a field trip at Hackpen Hill (aka Crowhole Bottom, Devil’s Punchbowl) on the Ridgeway SW of Wantage.

White Admiral

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 1st July 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Bookham Common

Join Surrey Branch at Bookham Common; target: Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

Tiger Moth

North Wales: Moth Group Meeting

Monday 2nd July 2018: 8pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre And Nature Reserve, Conwy

Join the Branch at this informal meeting of North Wales Moth-ers and natural history enthusiasts - all welcome!

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Cucknells Wood, Shamley Green

Join Surrey Branch at Cucknells Wood; target: Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 3rd July 2018: 2.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Purple Emperor

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Epsom Common

Join Surrey Branch at Epsom Common; target: Purple Emperor, White Admiral. SWITCHED from Thursday.

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Walk For Woodland Species Including Purple Emperor With Ruislip & District NHS

Wednesday 4th July 2018: 10.30am
Ruislip Woods

Join Dick Middleton and the Ruislip & District NHS for a leisurely walk around Ruislip Woods, ending up at a Purple Emperor Assembly area. The Purple Emperor doesn't get active in the treetops until about 1 o'clock so bring binoculars and a packed lunch. There is a steep climb to the top of the hill! Please note that carparking charges apply in the Lido Car park for non-residents of LB of Hillingdon.

Cumbria Field Trip

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 10.30am-4.00pm
Hutton Roof Crags, Burton in Kendal

High Brown, Dark Green and (late) Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries Common Blue and Grayling

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 7.00pm-9.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out! This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Devon: Field Trip - Bircham Valley LNR

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 11.55am-4.00pm
Bircham Valley LNR

The site has a good range of meadow species such as Marbled White as well as lots of Silver-washed Fritillaries.