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.

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.

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.

Marbled White_Iain Leach

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Walk at own Millhoppers Reserve

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.45am-0.45pm
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve

Join the Millhoppers Team to walk around our Millhoppers Pasture Reserve and a wide range of butterflies. This event is part of the Big 50th Birthday and Beningfield Celebrations Weekend programme of events being organised by Butterfly Conservation and the Natural History Museum. Please park at Wilstone Village Hall - see below

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.

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...

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.

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

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 11th July 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Lulworth Skipper and Dark Green Fritillary.

Moths

Meet The Moths

Wednesday 11th July 2018: 10.00am
Salcey Forest (main Car Park, Postcode: NN7 2HX, Parking Charges Apply)

Traps will be placed around Salcey forest the night before. Drop in to see what has been caught and learn more about moths. Free activities will be provided for children.

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 11th July 2018, 6.30pm-9.00pm
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...

White Admiral

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 14th July 2018: 10.30am
North Bucks Way & Oakhill Wood, Milton Keynes, Bucks

Join us for a walk along the North Bucks Way to look for summer butterflies.

Moth Trapping

North Wales: Ashworth’s Rustic Weekend

Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th July 2018
Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Conwy

Join the Branch on our annual search for Pensychnant’s rarest moths, the Ashworth’s Rustic and Weaver’s Wave...

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North Wales: Welsh Clearwing Moths

Saturday 14th July 2018: 1pm
Lake Vyrnwy

Join the Branch on this joint event with RSPB and Montgomeryshire Moth Gro up to try to lure Welsh Clearwingswith pheromones...

White Admiral

Dorset And Wiltshire Branches: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Saturday 14th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmore Estate, Between Sixpenny Handley And Tollard Royal

This guided walk through ancient woodland is a joint event between the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches. A chance to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Ringstead Bay

Sunday 15th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove

Join the Dorset Branch on this all-day guided walk along the cliff tops, where we hope to see Marbled White, Grayling and Lulworth Skipper butterflies.

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 15th July 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Everyone is welcome to join us on this downland walk seeking Chalk Hill Blue butterflies and more!

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Beds & Northants: Fineshade Wood

Sunday 15th July 2018: 10.30am
Fineshade Wood SP981983

A good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor,