You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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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...
10.30 – 12.30 at Yealand and 1400 – 1600 at Myers.
Join us on a field trip at our reserve at Holtspur Bottom.
Join Andrew Wood for a Butterfly Walk after first examining the contents of the previous night’s moth trap with the Holland Park Ecology Centre
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.
Dinner and dancing at this magical event to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary.
Join the West Midlands branch and National Trust for a guided walk in search of White Admiral & Essex Skipper
Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..
An exploratory field event around this heathland where Silver-studded Blue has been recorded in the past.
Join the Branch on this three-mile butterfly walk to see species like the Silver-studded Blue and Grayling, along with other wildlife.
Join Surrey Branch for a field trip to Norbury Park; target: down/woodland species
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!
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!
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...
To search for the elusive Black Hairstreak
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.
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...
A training day for local volunteers keen to help survey and monitor the Northern Brown Argus butterfly in Dumfrie & Galloway.
Join the Branch for this privileged opportunity to trap overnight in the ancient award-winni ng meadows at TyUchaf Farm...
Join the West Midlands Branch on this Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary survey and training
day at Sherbrook Valley, Cannock Chase
Join Surrey Branch at Clandon Wood Burial Reserve; target: White-letter Hairstreak
Join us at this event where we will teach you the skills to locate White-letter Hairstreaks on urban elms...
Visit to Yelnow Wood for plants and butterflies
Join Surrey Branch at Newlands Corner; target: Dark Green Fritillary
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...
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.
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!
Join Surrey Branch at Whitmoor Common; target: Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral
We plan to record butterflies (including the Northern Brown Argus) and day-flying moths in a botanically rich valley in the Pentland Hills.
Join us to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary and Plantlife's National Meadows Day.