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.

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.

Kent: Abbots Wood, Sussex

Sunday 20th May 2018: 10.30am
Sussex

Come along to hopefully see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Glasgow

Monday 21st May 2018, 10am-3pm
Drumchapel, Glasgow

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 Glasgow to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Cumbria Field Trip

Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton Crag Carnforth

Targeting Pearl-bordered and possibly early Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Small Heath and other spring species.

Pearl Bordered Fritillary

The Butterflies of Warton Crag

Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Warton Crag, Lancashire

Joint event: Butterfly Conservation Cumbria & Lancashire branches

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Gloucestershire: Marsh Fritillary Walk

Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Strawberry Banks Nature Reserve

A chance to see the only colony of Marsh Fritillary butterflies in Gloucestershire and to admire an amazing array of wild flowers.

Orange Tip

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Perth

Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 10am-3pm
Carpenter House, Perth

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 Perth to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Cumbria Field Trip

Thursday 24th May 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm
Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow In Furness

Butterflies of Ormsgill Slag Banks and optional visit to Sandscale Haws for flora and fauna

Green Hair

Dorset: Guided Walk - Cashmoor Down

Thursday 24th May 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Cashmoor, north-east of Blandford

Join the Dorset Branch near Blandford on a guided walk to see spring butterflies...

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Hamilton

Saturday 26th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Low Parks Museum, Hamilton

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 Hamilton to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Visits To Marsh Fritillary Sites

26th May to 17th June 2018
Various, In South Wales

Visits to actual or potential Marsh Fritillary sites in South Wales. Provisional dates - please check nearer the time. Actual dates will depend on the weather.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 26th May 2018: 10.30am
Lardon Chase, Berks

Join us on a field trip targeting the Adonis Blue and other spring species.

Peacock Butterfly

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 27th May 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Families are being invited to join BC on this guided butterfly walk along the old railway line between Weymouth and Portland...

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Devon: Field Trip - Lydford BC Reserve

Sunday 27th May 2018: 11.00am
Lydford BC Reserve

Another chance to visit this wonderful reserve for Heath Fritillary, Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries

Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Helmingham Hall

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children activities on offer so this event is suitable for our family members too.

Flotterstone For Green Hairstreaks

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Glencourse Reservoir

A trip to our enclosure at Glencourse reservoir for Green Hairstreaks. They were last recorded here three years ago, and we want to see if they are still here.

Red Admiral

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Dundee

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Ninewells Community Garden

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 Dundee to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 29th May 2018: 2.00pm
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join us on a field trip to look for Black Hairstreak pupae.

Cumbria Field Trip

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 10.30am-2.00pm
Holme Stinted Pasture Burton In Kendal

Butterflies and spring flora at Holme Stinted Pasture and Holme Park Fell

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Somerset: Family Wildlife Event At Nutcombe Bottom

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 10am-4pm
Nutcombe Bottom

Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day. A joint event with Exmoor National Park Authority, Forestry Commission, and Butterfly Conservation.

Adonis Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 31st May 2018: 2.00pm
Yoesden Bank, Bucks

Join us on a trip to see Adonis Blue and other late spring species.