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.

 

The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

EIG

EIG Events Information

Sunday 1st January to Sunday 31st December 2017
All Over Europe

Forthcoming Trips and trip reports are advertised through the regular EIG newsletters. Occasional informal meetings are held in the UK, but EIG surveys and activities in Europe are advertised in the newsletter or by emails to members...

Small Copper

Hertfordshire And Middlesex: Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017, 2pm-3.30pm
Nomansland Common, south of Wheathampsted

Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk just south of Wheathampstead to hopefully see Small Copper and other late summer butterflies, with the possibility of Clouded Yellows...

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Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Sunday 24th September 2017, 9.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, near Sturminster Newton

Join this Dorset Branch work party at our Alners Gorse reserve; we shall continue with the woodland and scrub management work, along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

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Surrey: Talk

Monday 25th September 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Wesley Hall, Horsham, West Sussex

Come along to a talk "Butterflies – facts & fun" by Francis Kelly from the Surrey Branch, at Wesley Hall, Horsham...

Marsh Frit

Cornwall: Marsh Fritillary Web Count

Monday 25th September 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

Join the the Cornwall Branch with the Gaia Trust searching for Marsh Fritillary caterpillars on Bodmin Moor...

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Somerset: Wimbleball Work Party

Tuesday 26th September 2017, 9.40am-3.30pm
Wimbleball Lake

Join the All the Moor Butterflies project on a joint task to help increase habitat for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

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Cumbria: Conservation Work Party

Wednesday 27th September 2017: 10am
Hampsfield Allotment, Hampsfell, Cartmel Valley

Join the Cumbria Branch in Cartmel Valley on one of our regular Wednesday work parties...

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Lincolnshire: Snakeholme Pit Work Party

Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10am-4pm
Snakeholme Pit, Near Bardney

Work Party at Snakeholme Pit: do join us to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies.

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 27th September 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 27th September 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust creating an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied as a result...

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Surrey: Work Party

Friday 29th September 2017, 9.30am-3.30pm
Netley Park, Gomshall

Join the Surrey Branch for a work party at Netley Park.

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Norfolk: Branch AGM & Photographic Competition

Saturday 30th September 2017, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Hethersett Village Hall

One of the illustrated talks at the Norfolk Branch AGM is 'The Wonder of Butterflies' by Patrick Barkham, well-known author, journalist and butterfly enthusiast. Everyone is welcome to attend this event...

Moth Trapping

Gloucestershire: Autumn Moth Event

Saturday 30th September to Sunday 1st October 2017, 7.30pm-0pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwell's End, Hartpury, north-west of Gloucester

Come and see some stunning Autumn moths arriving at the traps - stay as long as you like - with the main event tomorrow morning when we'll reveal what moths have arrived overnight...

Bee

Surrey: Entomologists' Fair

Saturday 30th September 2017, 11.00am-4.30pm
Kempton Park Racecourse

Amateur Entomologists' Society: Annual Exhibition & Trade Fair. Kempton Park Racecourse

Les

Gloucestershire: Autumn Moth Event

Sunday 1st October 2017, 9.30am-12pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwell's End, Hartpury, north-west of Gloucester

Come and see the stunning Autumn moths that arrived overnight in our moth traps...

Scotland: Work Party At Braehead Moss

Sunday 1st October 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Braehead Moss, Near Lanark in South Lanarkshire

Join us to help conserve this wonderful raised bog by removing invasive scrub to help protect the local Large Heath butterfly.

October Moths In The Garden

Sunday 1st October 2017, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Last garden event of 2017 - 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.

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West Midlands: Monkwood Work Party

Sunday 1st October 2017: 10am
Monkwood Reserve, north-west of Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch at our Monkwood Reserve near Sinton Green and help the rare Wood White butterfly, which has returned to the county after disappearing nearly 10 years ago!

Marsh Frit

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 1st October 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Lydlinch, North Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.

Peacock

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Weeding Session

Monday 2nd October 2017, 2.15pm-4.30pm
Prinknash Abbey, south-east Gloucester

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this weeding session at Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden to prepare the garden for the winter. Extra hands are always welcome....

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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight: Monthly Work Party

Wednesday 4th October 2017, 10am-3pm
Bentley Station Meadow (BC Reserve), Bentley, near Farnham

Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch on this monthly conservation work party at our Bentley Station Meadow reserve. We will be clearing oak and ash, regenerating/pollarding buckthorn and laying dead hedge in the Oak copse area...

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West Midlands: Grafton Wood Work Party

Wednesday 4th October 2017: 10am
Grafton Wood, near Worcester

Join the West Midlands Branch on this regular Wednesday work party at Grafton Wood reserve...

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Sussex: Work Party

Wednesday 4th October 2017, 9am-1pm
Heyshott Escarpment, Midhurst, north of Chichester

Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust creating an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied as a result...

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Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 5th October 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Oaken Wood, Chiddingfold

Join the Surrey Branch for a work party at our Oaken Wood reserve...

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North Wales: Branch AGM

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.30am-4.15pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy

We have three excellent speakers lined up. Come and hear about the variety of Lepidoptera by Stephen Palmer who is an expert on micro-Lepidoptera; Vic Hitchings will take us through his various experiences around the globe looking for butterflies; and Zoe Randle (of BC HQ) will talk about the national moth recording scheme and Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey...

Peacock

Norfolk - Wild About Norfolk

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Easton College, Easton, NR9 5DX

Wild About Norfolk is an annual wildlife and environmental fair showcasing the local groups and national organisations who protect, enhance and restore Norfolk's wildlife and landscape.

Green Hair

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 7th October 2017, 10.30am-4.45pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.

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Sussex: Work Party

Sunday 8th October 2017, 8.30am-1pm
Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath BC Reserves

Volunteers are needed by the Sussex Branch throughout the autumn and winter months for habitat improvement at our Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little time as you wish...

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Cumbria: Conservation Work Party

Sunday 8th October 2017: 10am
Farrer's Allotment, Whitbarrow

Join the Cumbria Branch in Whitbarrow on one of our Sunday work parties...