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.

Moths

Dorset: Moth Night

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June 2018
Various

The theme of this year’s Moth Night is pyralid moths

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Cornwall: Butterfly Search Day

Thursday 14th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Northern end of Bodmin Moor

Join us in our search for Fritillary butterflies on Bodmin Moor...

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Devon: Moth Event - Norman Lockyer Observatory

Friday 15th to Saturday 16th June 2018, 9.30pm-10.00am
Norman Lockyer Observatory

A moth recording event at the remarkable Observatory with an inspection of the catch on the Saturday morning at 10.00.

Kent: East Blean Wood

Saturday 16th June 2018: 10.30am
East Blean Woods

Join us for a field trip to see the Heath Fritillary

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Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Saturday 16th June 2018, 11.45am-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey

The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX. Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

Moth Night Event

WINGED & WATERY WONDERS

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-12.00noon
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught the night before and discover who is lurking in the pond at Burnett Park!

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Upper Thames: Meet The Moths

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-0.30pm
College Lake, Bucks

The Buckinghamshire Invertebrate Group (BIG), BBOWT and the Upper Thames branch of Butterfly Conservation welcome beginners to moth trapping, families and interested members of the public to meet us to examine moths trapped on National Moth Night.

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Norfolk: Field Trip To Carlton Marshes

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Carlton Marshes, Carlton Colville

Walk round this flower studded marsh in the Waveney Valley owned and managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust looking for summer butterflies and other wildlife.

Field Trip

Saturday 16th June 2018: 10.00am
Lake District

This field trip forms part of a weekend trip to the Lake District

Black Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 16th June 2018: 10.30am
Finemere Wood, Bucks

Join our Black Hairstreak species champion on a trip to see 'his' butterfly.

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th June 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Stratford Tony And Throope Down, South-west Of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire...

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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.

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!

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

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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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.

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.