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.

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 5th July 2018: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join us on a walk to see the Dark Green Fritillary at UTB’s best site.

Red Admiral

Hertfordshire: Butterflies and Wildlife Art evening

Friday 6th July 2018, 7pm-9pm
Natural History Museum at Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP

As Butterfly Conservation celebrates 50 years, join Jim Asher, Chair of Butterfly Conservation, to explore what has changed and why butterflies matter in our landscapes...

Moth Trapping

Northern Ireland: Intro To Macro-moths

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th July 2018, 7pm-11am
Lagan Valley Regional Park, 3 Lock Keeper’s Lane

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about why and how to trap and record moths.

Dark Green Fritillary

Members Day And AGM

Saturday 7th July 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm
Ainsdale NNR

This event includes the opening of moth traps in the morning, a presentation on BC's 50th anniversary by Chris Winnick and one by Phil Smith on the Invertebrates of the Sefton coast, together with a guided walk around this wonderful nature reserve. All members of Lancashire BC together with their guests are welcome to attend.

White Admiral

Sussex: High summer butterflies on the High Weald

Saturday 7th July 2018, 10am-1.30pm
Hargate Forest, Broadwater Down, nr Tunbridge Wells

All welcome on this walk around the Sussex High Weald mature woodland near Tunbridge Wells, where we will be searching for woodland species like the White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly the Purple Emperor...

Field Trip

Saturday 7th July 2018: 10.00am
Ashings Lane Reserves Complex

A chance to explore and survey a variety of habitats created for wildlife.

Purple Emperor

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 7th July 2018: 10.30am
Bernwood Forest, Bucks

Join us on the annual Purple Emperor hunt in Bernwood Forest.

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Hertfordshire: Big 50th Birthday Event

Saturday 7th July 2018: 2.00pm
Tring Park, Herts

Join the Upper Thames and Hertfordshire Branches on a walk to see a range of summer grassland and woodland butterflies - all part of a weekend of events to celebrate BC's 50th anniversary year...

Silver-washed Fritillary

Hertfordshire & Middlesex: Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 7th July 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Tring Park

Part of the Big 50th Birthday and Beningfield Celebrations Weekend programme of events being organised by Butterfly Conservation and the Natural History Museum. Join Nick Bowles for a walk around Tring Park to enjoy the delights of summer grassland and woodland butterflies.

Northern Brown Argus

East Scotland: Butterfly Walk Kincraig

Saturday 7th July 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Kincraig

Join us on a short walk along the coastal path at Kincraig to look for Northern Brown Argus, and learn about its food plant (Rock rose) and habitat requirements.

Marbled White_Iain Leach

Hertfordshire & Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.45am-12.45pm
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve

Join the Millhoppers Team to walk around our Millhoppers Pasture Reserve and see a wide range of butterflies. This event is part of the Big 50th Birthday and Beningfield Celebrations Weekend programme of events!

White Admiral

Hertfordshire & Middlesex: Butterfly Walk Looking For Woodland Butterflies With The HMWT

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.30am-0.30pm
Hertford Heath and Balls Wood HMWT Reserves

Join butterfly expert Andrew Wood at these important woodland sites. Strong shoes must be worn – uneven surfaces in places. Long Trousers must be worn as we will be walking through long grass where deer are common. No dogs allowed on this walk. Booking essential so please go online http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on or call the Trust on 01727 858901. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event if weather conditions are considered unfavourable. Please note a donation will be requested.

Linn Dean Water For Northern Brown Argus

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Linn Dean Water Reserve, Soutra Hill

Another trip to this superb butterfly site, where there is a healthy colony of Northern Brown Argus. There are also plenty of Dark Green Fritillaries here, and the possibility of seeing Grayling and Small Skipper.

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East Midlands: Butterfly Walk, lunch and more butterflies!

Sunday 8th July 2018: 9.30am
Fermyn Woods (Northamptonshire)

Join the East Midlands Branch at Fermyn Woods - part of the ancient Rockingham Forest - where we will be looking for butterflies like the Marbled White, Purple Emperor and White Admiral.

Kent: Dene Park Wood

Sunday 8th July 2018: 10.30am
north of Tonbridge

Come along to hopefully see the Purple Emperor, White Admiral and other woodland butterflies in Dene Park Wood, just north of Tonbrige...

Purple Emperor

Sussex: Summer Butterflies and Moths

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10am-1pm
Graffham Down, Graffham village, Nr Petworth

Join us for the annual Graffham Down picnic. We'll walk around the wonderful Graffham Down reserves looking for summer butterflies as well as opening a moth trap from the previous evening.

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views.

Peacock Butterfly

North Wales: Orchids and Butterflies

Sunday 8th July 2018, 2pm-5pm
Minera Quarry NWWT Nature Reserve

Join the Branch on this joint visit with NWWT Wrexham Branch in search of butterflies and orchids...

Cumbria Field Trip

Monday 9th July 2018, 11.00am-2.30pm
Hampsfield Allotment Lindale

High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Hampsfell and Hampsfield Allotment

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Norfolk: Field Trip To Foxley Wood

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 11am-1pm
Foxley Wood (Norfolk Wildlife Trust)

After the successful visit to this site in 2017, we will again be opening moth traps put out the night before courtesy of NWT.