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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MARVELLOUS MOTHS & POWERFUL POLLINATORS

Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm (10.30am for moth trap opening)
Braemar, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers around Braemar, including this event:

Child with butterfly

ON THE WING WITH BUTTERFLIES

Saturday 12th May 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Braemar, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers around Braemar, including this event:

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Edinburgh

Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop in Edinburgh to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Pakenham Watermill Open Day

Sunday 13th May 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Pakenham Watermill

Mills and Wildlife. Suffolk Branch Butterfly Conservation, other conservation groups and local interest groups attending

Orange Tip

Wiltshire Field Trip

Sunday 13th May 2018, 10.00am-12.30pm
Cricklade: Lower Moor Farm & Clattinger

Cricklade: Look out for spring butterflies and dragonflies at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Lower Moor Farm reserve.

Duke of Burgundy

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 13th May 2018: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring species.

Field Trip

Sunday 13th May 2018: 10.00am
Lincolnshire Coast

A chance to survey the butterflies along some of the Lincolnshire coast

Grizzled Skipper

Hertfordshire & Middlesex: Spring Butterfly Walk

Sunday 13th May 2018: 10.30am
Waterford Heath HMWT Reserve

Join Andrew Wood for a walk around Waterford Heath looking for Grizzled Skipper and other spring butterflies and day flying moths. The walk is organised by the HMWT, a donation will be requested and booking is essential.

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Devon: Butterfly, Bat, and Nature Walk

Tuesday 15th May 2018, 11am-1pm
Hembury

A wildlife-filled, inspiring guided walk around Hembury with knowledgeable experts from Butterfly Conservation, the National Trust, and the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project. All welcome.

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Granton, Edinburgh

Thursday 17th May 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Granton: Hub

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop in Edinburgh to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Field Trip

Friday 18th May 2018: 2.00pm
Prestbury Hill, Cheltenham

Join the Gloucestershire Branch and Gloucestershire Naturalists Society to look for the Duke of Burgundy, Small Blue and Green Hairstreak. Expect to see lots more and enjoy an excellent BC reserve.

Moth Trap Opening And Butterfly Survey

Friday 18th May 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Forest Lodge Car Park At West Stow

Shifting Sands Project. See moths caught the night before in 5 traps set in the forest followed by an optional 3 mile walk to record butterflies and moths

Moth Morning At Woodhall Dean

Saturday 19th May 2018, 9.30am-10.30am
Woodhall Dean SWT Reserve

Moth morning at Woodhall Dean SWT reserve in an outing held jointly with Edinburgh Natural History Society. The day will consist of inspecting the catch from the previous night's moth trapping, followed by an optional walk round the reserve at 10.30 am.

Woodland

Devon: Woodland Festival At Yarner Wood

Saturday 19th May 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm
East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve

Don’t miss this Spring Woodland Festival celebrating Dartmoor’s woodlands – which are full of extraordinary wildlife at this time of year.

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 19th May 2018: 10.00am
Pitstone Quarry, Bucks

Join us on a trip to Pitstone Qaurry for the Small Blue and other spring species

Small Blue

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th May 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Weymouth Relief Road

Join us on this guided butterfly walk on the slopes that sit alongside the Weymouth Relief Road - more than 25 different butterfly species have been recorded here!

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 20th May 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm
Ballard Down, Swanage

This is a fantastic opportunity to see butterflies like the Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and possibly even an Adonis Blue or Brown Argus!

Green Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 20th May 2018: 11.00am
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Join us on a trip to the Oxfordshire Downs to look for spring butterflies.

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset: Guided Walk - Cerne Giant Hill

Sunday 20th May 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset

The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for an exploration of this rich chalk downland, where colonies of Duke of Burgundy and Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be found...