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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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.

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.

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.

Silver-studded Blue

Norfolk: Field Trip To Buxton Heath

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Buxton Heath

Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..

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.

Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 24th June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Norbury Park, Bookham

Join Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: down/woodland species

Wood White

West Midlands: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 24th June 2018: 11am
Monkwood, Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this guided butterfly walk at the Monkwood Reserve near Worcester, for a chance to see the one of the rarest butterflies in the UK - the Wood White!

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West Midlands: Moth Morning!

Sunday 24th June 2018, 9am-11am
Monkwood, Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch for this chance to discover what moths are found at Monkwood reserve - we will be going through a moth trap set the night before and there will be bacon rolls on offer too!

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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...

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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.

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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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...

Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 26th June 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Clandon Wood Burial Reserve, East Of Guildford

Join Surrey Branch at Clandon Wood Burial Reserve; target: White-letter Hairstreak

Dark Green Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
St Martha’s & Newlands Corner, east of Guildford

Join Surrey Branch at Newlands Corner; target: Dark Green Fritillary

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...

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Pine-tree Lappet Survey

Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th June 2018, 8.00pm-10.00am
Glen Strathfarrar

In 2014 Pine-tree Lappet was discovered in the native pinewoods in Glen Strathfarrar (10-20km west of Kiltarlity). This is very significant as it was the first time that the moth had been found in an area of native pinewood, it could therefore be the source of the newly discovered Scottish population. In 2016 Butterfly Conservation Scotland assisted Forest Research with targeted light trapping to ascertain the status anddistribution of the moth in the Glen. Over 16 MV traps were set along the length of the Glen mostly at approximately 500m intervals over two nights (11th and 12th July). 110 species were recorded including five Pine-tree Lappet, each at a different location, confirming that the moth is present at a low density. This survey was repeated in 2017 with similarly low numbers of the target species and a great selection of other species caught.

Silver-studded Blue

West Midlands: Count the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly!

Wednesday 27th June 2018: 10.30am
Prees Heath Commmon Reserve, Just South Of Whitchurch

Join us at the last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue butterfly in the Midlands to help us look for this special butterfly on Prees Heath. We want to count the whole colony!

Silver-washed Fritillary

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 28th June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Whitmoor Common, Worplesdon

Join Surrey Branch at Whitmoor Common; target: Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary_Neil Hulme

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.

Meadow Browns

Cornwall: Golden Meadows Open Day

Saturday 30th June 2018: 11.00am
Lethytep, near Looe

Join us to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary and Plantlife's National Meadows Day.