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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Devon: Yarner Wood Fritillary Workshop

Thursday 26th April 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm
Woodland Classroom At Yarner Woods NNR

Identification workshop focussing on Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

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Beds & Northants: BRANCH MEMBERS’ DAY & AGM 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018, 2.00pm-6.00pm
Maulden Village Hall, Flitwick Road, Maulden MK45 2DP

including GUEST SPEAKER Tom Brereton Head of Monitoring, Butterfly Conservation Visiting Professor in Conservation Science at the University of Northampton “Current Trends of British Butterflies”

Comma Butterfly

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th April 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Bricket Wood Common

Join Malcolm Hull for a butterfly walk around Bricket Wood Common for spring butterfly species. The walk is part of SuStAinable StAlbans Week

Habitat Monitoring In The Alun Valley

Sunday 29th April to Sunday 20th May 2018
Alun Valley, Vale Of Glamorgan

Dates provisional - please check nearer the time. We’ll probably select three Sunday mornings and six weekdays during this 3 week period to operate habitat transects.

Scotland: Bog Squad Work Party At Portmoak Moss

Sunday 29th April 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Portmoak Moss, Scotlandwell

The Bog Squad will be visiting to Portmoak Moss at Scotlandwell, near Loch Leven to remove invasive scrub. Removal of these small trees is vital to protect the habitat from drying out and threatening the specialist species that live on the moss.

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sheepleas, West Horsley

Join Surrey Branch at Sheepleas; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak

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KENTISH GLORY PHEROMONE LURING WORKSHOP

Saturday 5th May 2018: 10.00am start
Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Kentish Glory moths are an incredibly rare and beautiful species that now can only be found in NE Scotland in the UK. We are seeking volunteers to help monitor this special species.

Emperor Moth

Langden Brook in the Trough of Bowland

Saturday 5th May 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Langden Brook

A 3 mile walk along Langden Brook in the Trough of Bowland to see Green Hairstreak and Emperor Moths attracted by the use of pheromone lures.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Glasgow

Saturday 5th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop in Glasgow to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 6th May 2018: 11.00am
Homefield Wood, Bockmer End, Bucks

Join us on the first field trip of the season to look for early Spring butterflies

May Moths in the Garden

Sunday 6th May 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.

Spring Wood Celebration Day

Monday 7th May 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Spring Wood Ipswich

Join Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation and lots of other conservation groups at Kiln Meadow. Butterfly and other guided walks, wood crafts, children’s activities, music and storytelling.

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Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 8th May 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Shere Woodlands, East Of Guildford

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Shere Woodlands; target: spring Skippers

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Norfolk: North Norfolk Meeting

Wednesday 9th May 2018: 7.30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ, Holt

An illustrated talk by Ann Carpenter: A Greek Odyssey - Butterflies of Northern Greece

Green Hairstreak

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 9th May 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Hutchinson’s Bank; target: site specialities

Green Hair

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 10th May 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Newdigate Brickworks, south of Dorking

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Newdigate Brickworks; target: spring Skippers, Green Hairstreak.

Moth Trap Opening And Butterfly Survey

Thursday 10th May 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Kings Forest Picnic Site Car Park

See moths caught the night before in 5 traps set in the forest followed by an optional 3 mile walk to record butterflies and moths. Dingy Skipper might be found.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Dunfermline

Friday 11th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop in Dunfermline to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

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Gloucestershire: Rococo After Dark!

Friday 11th May 2018, 8.45pm-10.45pm
Painswick

An evening wander around the garden to discover some of Rococo Garden’s nocturnal wildlife, including bats and moths.

Elephant Hawk

Gloucestershire: May Moth Madness!

Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm
Painswick

See the variety of moths that can be found in the Rococo Gardens, learn more about moths and try your hand at a moth challenge, arts and crafts.

Child with butterfly

ON THE WING WITH BUTTERFLIES

Saturday 12th May 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Braemar, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers around Braemar, including this event: