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.

Cumbria Moth Night

Friday 10th to Saturday 11th August 2018, 8.45pm-10.00am
Footprint St Catherine's, Patterdale Rd, Windermere

Examining the night's moth collectiom

Silver-spotted Skipper

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Friday 10th August 2018: 11.00am
Shirburn Hill, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for Silver-Spotted Skipper and other chalk downland species.

Moth Morning At Vogrie Park

Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.00am-11.00am
Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge

Meet at the house to view last night's catch. This event will form part of Vogrie Park's festival from 4th. to 12th. August.

Cumbria Field Trip

Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.15am-1.00pm
Gait Barrows NNR Triangle Arnside/Siverdale/Beetham

Brown and Purple Hairstreaks, hopefully both adults and eggs

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 12th August 2018: 10.30am
Kimble Rifle Range, Monks Risborough, Bucks

Join us on a walk to look for Chalk Hill Blue, Silver-Spotted Skipper and day-flying moths.

Lepidoptera And Hymenoptera Pollinators Outing at Preston Grange

Sunday 12th August 2018, 11.30am-4.30pm
Preston Grange, Musselburgh

A joint outing with the Edinburgh Natural History Society, to look for pollinators of both the bee/wasp and butterfly type. A bee expert will be on hand to take us through their identification. The Preston Grange site is supposed to be good for Bumblebees in particular. Butterflies that might turn up are Speckled Wood, Small Skipper and Wall.

Moth Trapping

North Wales: Sandhill Rustic Search

Monday 13th August 2018: 8.30pm
Morfa car park, Beach Rd, Conwy LL32 8GA

Join the North Wales Branch on this search for a rare moth - the Sandhill Rustic! Bring a torch...

Brown Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 15th August 2018: 10.30am
Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon

Join us on our annual search for the Brown Hairstreak.

Cumbria Moth Night

Wednesday 15th August 2018: 8.45pm
Latterbarrow Witherslack

Examination of the evening's collection at Latterbarrow

Moths

Meet The Moths

Wednesday 15th August 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.

Adonis Blue

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting Adonis Blue and Wall

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Upper Thames: Work Party

Thursday 16th August 2018, 10am-1pm
Holtspur Bottom, West Of Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve.

Grayling

Dorset: Upton Heath Moths and Butterflies

Friday 17th August 2018, 9.00am-1.00pm
Upton Heath near Poole

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9.00 am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap, followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.

Small Blue

Dorset: Guided Walk - Weymouth Relief Road

Saturday 18th August 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Weymouth, DT3

Join us on this visit to some newly created chalk downland habitat, where more than 20 species of butterfly have already been recorded...

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 18th August 2018: 10.30am
Hundred Acre Piece, Mortimer, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for the Grayling butterfly.

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Gloucestershire: Nottingham Hill/Longwood Common Walk

Saturday 18th August 2018: 2pm
Near Cheltenham

This is a hillside walk with gentle/steep inclines over limestone grassland. We hope to see a variety of butterflies and especially Wall Brown, Chalkhill Blue and Brown Argus.

Kent: Lydden Down

Sunday 19th August 2018: 10.30am
Lydden Down, Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve

Join the Kent Branch at this Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, where we hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper and other downland species of butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Fontmell Down

Sunday 19th August 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Fontmell Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

Join the Dorset and Devon Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...

Cumbria Field Trip

Sunday 19th August 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Underbarrow Road Kendal

Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Peacock, Painted Lady, Comma and other late summer butterflies

Adonis Blue

Dorset: Butterfly Walk on Ballard Down

Sunday 19th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust on a visit to enjoy the butterflies of Ballard Down, including the second brood of Adonis Blue...

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Devon: Field Trip - Fontmell Down

Sunday 19th August 2018: 11.00am
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Guided Walk - Fontmell Down - The last Dorset refuge of the Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday 19th August 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 Trapping

East Scotland, Borders: Moths In The Manor Valley Near Peebles

Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd August 2018, 8.00pm-11.00am
Manor Valley Near Peebles

Learn about moth-trapping and survey methods in the evening and/or come back the following morning to inspect some of the moths found. An event with the Tweeddale U3A Group.