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.

Essex Skipper

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 21st July 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk On Martin Down

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin Down On Dorset/Hampshire Border

Join the Dorset Branch for a search for downland and woodland species on the National Nature Reserve including Dark Green Fritillary

Aberlady Bay NR For Small Skippers

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberlady Bay Local NR, East Lothian

This is a repeat of last year's outing, which was heavily affected by rain, so we are hoping for better weather this time. The object is to see Small Skippers, which have only been recorded in this part of the world over the last five years. We should also see Dark Green Fritillaries, which are well established here.

Open Day in the Limewoods

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Chambers Farm Wood

Come on a butterfly walk, your opportunity to see White Admirals and other butterflies at close quarters

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Cornwall: Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Workshop

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

An in-field workshop with moth and caterpillar expert John Bebbington, focusing on larval survey techniques for the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.

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Cornwall: Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Larval Search

Friday 27th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

Help us search for the caterpillars of the elusive Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth. This is the second part of a two day workshop focused around this species on Bodmin Moor.

Cumbria Moth Night

Friday 27th to Saturday 28th July 2018, 9.00pm-8.30am
Great Wood Derwent Water Keswick

Examine moth collection at Great Wood, Keswick

Chalk Hill Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 28th July 2018: 10.30am
Buttlers Hangings, West Wycombe, Bucks

Join us on a to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Buttler’s Hangings including Chalkhill Blue and Silver-spotted Skipper.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 28th July 2018: 10.00am
Paices Wood, Aldermaston, Berks

Join us on a walk to look at the varied habitats of this country parkland.

Brown Hairstreak

Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse Reserve

Saturday 28th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset Branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at our Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

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Beds & Northants: Totternhoe

Sunday 29th July 2018: 11.00am
Totternhoe Knolls SP986217

Totternhoe Knolls Wildlife trust reserve for butterfly species

Common Blue

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 29th July 2018: 10.30am
Oven Bottom, Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer.

Grayling

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 2nd August 2018: 11.00am
Greenham Common, Berks

Join us on a walk to look for Grayling and other summer butterflies.

Cumbria Moth Night

Friday 3rd August 2018, 9.00pm-10.00am
Brantwood, East side Coniston Water

Examining the overnight moth collection at Brantwood

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Dorset: Moth Trapping - Abbotsbury

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th August 2018, 7.00pm-11.00am
Gorwell Farm

Join Dorset branch for a moth trapping seesion and/or an inspection of the catch in the morning

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Little Bredy

Saturday 4th August 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Little Bredy, West Dorset

Join Dorset branch on a ramble through the beautiful countryside of west Dorset

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Devon: Field Trip - Bolshayne Farm Colyton

Saturday 4th August 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Bolshayne Farm Colyton

A butterfly walk around this farm run with nature in mind where we will be part of the Big Butterfly Count.

Cumbria Field Trip

Saturday 4th August 2018, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Allithwaite Quarry, Wartbarrow And Humphrey Head

Northern Brown Argus, Wall and White-letter Hairstreak on limestone grassland

August Moths In The Garden

Sunday 5th August 2018, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th August 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Rodwell Trail, Weymouth

Families are being invited to join BC on this guided butterfly walk along the old railway line between Weymouth and Portland...

Chalk Hill Blue

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Monday 6th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Chalkhill Blue

Cumbria Field Trip

Wednesday 8th August 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Witherslack Woods And Howe Ridding, Witherslack

Silver-washed, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Common Blue and possibly Northern Brown Argus

Cumbria Field Trip

Thursday 9th August 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Smardale Gill Nature Reserve Kirkby Stephen

Targeted Scotch Argus plus hopefully another dozen common species

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