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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Gloucestershire: Large Blue Walk

Wednesday 20th June 2018: 10.00am
Daneway Banks

The Large Blue was re-introduced at Daneway Banks and it is now one of the best places in Europe to see this butterfly.

Cumbria Field Trip

Wednesday 20th June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Halecat And Nicholls Moss Witherslack

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Northern Brown Argus and Large Heath

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 20th June 2018, 7.00pm-9.30pm
Didcot, Oxon

Ever wondered what butterflies do outside transect hours? Come and find out!

Marsh Frit

Scotland: Mull's Butterflies and Burnet Moths Workshop

Thursday 21st June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Glengorm Castle, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

BC Scotland is hosting a FREE butterfly and Burnet moth workshop at Glengorm Castle to help you ID species, learn more about their life cycles and what people can do to help them. The event will be informal,fun and no previous skills or knowledge is required!

Forest

Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd June 2018: 10.30am
Salcey Forest. (SP801509, ‘horsebox’ Car Park, Nearest Postcode: NN7 2HA)

Join butterfly expert Doug Goddard to learn about and look for woodland butterflies, with target species including Wood White and the rare Black Hairstreak. Parking is limited so please let us know if you are planning on coming.

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Highlands & Islands: Moths At The Marshes

Saturday 23rd June 2018: 10am
Insh Marshes car park, Kingussie

Join the Highlands Branch to take a look through moth traps run the previous night and then, if the weather is good, go for a butterfly walk! This event is part of National Insect Week...

Small Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 23rd June 2018: 10.30am
Holtspur Reserve, Bucks

Join us on a field trip at our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.

Common Blue

Wiltshire: The Butterfly Ball

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Manor Farmhouse, Biddestone (Chippenham)

Dinner and dancing at this magical event to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary.

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Highlands & Islands: Butterflies and Moths Of Anagach Woods

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10am-1pm
Anagach Woods Car Park, Grantown-on-Spey

Join BC's Highland Branch and the Anagach Woods Trust to look through moth traps run the night before and then, if the weather is fair, take a walk nearby to look for butterflies...

Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserves

Sunday 24th June 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sherborne, Quarr LNR And Terrace Meadows SNCI

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

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East Scotland, Borders: Berwickshire Coastal Walk

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Burnmouth

We're joining up with the Edinburgh Natural History Society to look for two of the area's butterfly specialities, the Small Blue and Northern Brown Argus. Should be lots more to see as well.

Silver-studded Blue

North Wales: Great Orme Butterflies

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.30am-3pm
Llandudno

Join the Branch on this three-mile butterfly walk to see species like the Silver-studded Blue and Grayling, along with other wildlife.

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North Wales: Moth Trapping

Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th June 2018
Ty Uchaf, Pentrefoelas

Join the Branch for this privileged opportunity to trap overnight in the ancient award-winni ng meadows at TyUchaf Farm...

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 27th June 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...

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!

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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.