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.

Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Helmingham Hall

Come and find Suffolk Branch in the Conservation Zone at Plant Heritage (Suffolk Group's) Spring Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens. There will be children activities on offer so this event is suitable for our family members too.

Grizzled Skipper

Sussex: Searching For Spring Butterflies

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10am-1pm
Graffham Down Nr Petworth

Our annual spring visit to the wonderful Graffham Down reserve. We'll look for a variety of spring butterflies and moths, including rare species such as Duke of Burgundy and the enigmatic Drab Looper..

Peacock Butterfly

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 27th May 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...

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Somerset: Family Wildlife Event At Nutcombe Bottom

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 10am-4pm
Nutcombe Bottom

Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day. A joint event with Exmoor National Park Authority, Forestry Commission, and Butterfly Conservation.

Large Blue

Somerset: Large Blue Festival

Thursday 31st May 2018, 11am-3pm
The Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon

Join us to celebrate the UK's rarest butterfly at this free family festival during the half-term holidays! There will be craft activities, fancy dress and mask-making for the kids, guided butterfly walks and chance to learn more about the Large Blue butterfly...

June Moths In The Garden

Sunday 3rd June 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 Pearl-bordered Fritillary_Neil Hulme

Sussex: Return Of The Small Pearls

Saturday 9th June 2018, 11am-1.30pm
Park Corner Heath & Rowland Wood Reserve, East Sussex

Join the Sussex Branch at this BC reserve to find the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary...

Comma Butterfly in garden

Devon: Bats and Butterflies Galore

Wednesday 13th June 2018, 2pm-10.30pm
The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum

Join Butterfly Conservation and the Greater Horseshoe Bat Project for a series of activities throughout the day in the beautiful gardens at The Garden House, Devon.

Moth Night Event

WINGED & WATERY WONDERS

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-12.00noon
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught the night before and discover who is lurking in the pond at Burnett Park!

Silver-studded Blue

Sussex: Search For Silver-studded Blues

Saturday 30th June 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Iping And Stedham Commons, Midhurst

Find out about heathland butterflies and moths on this walk around these two special Sussex lowland heath nature reserve sites. Dogs welcome too!

Child with butterfly

Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Iford Manor, Bradford On Avon

Enjoy a wild and wonderful family day out at Iford Manor orchard. FREE event.

Comma Butterfly in garden

Sussex: Storrington Wildlife Garden Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am-4pm
Cherry House, Kithurst Lane, Storrington

Join us at this wildlife garden to count as many butterflies as we can find and to admire all the wildflowers and plants...

July Moths In The Garden

Sunday 1st July 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.

Moth Trapping

Northern Ireland: Intro To Macro-moths

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th July 2018, 7pm-11am
Lagan Valley Regional Park, 3 Lock Keeper’s Lane

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about why and how to trap and record moths.

White Admiral

Sussex: High summer butterflies on the High Weald

Saturday 7th July 2018, 10am-1.30pm
Hargate Forest, Broadwater Down, nr Tunbridge Wells

All welcome on this walk around the Sussex High Weald mature woodland near Tunbridge Wells, where we will be searching for woodland species like the White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and possibly the Purple Emperor...

Marbled White_Iain Leach

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Walk at own Millhoppers Reserve

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.45am-0.45pm
Millhoppers Pasture Reserve

Join the Millhoppers Team to walk around our Millhoppers Pasture Reserve and a wide range of butterflies. This event is part of the Big 50th Birthday and Beningfield Celebrations Weekend programme of events being organised by Butterfly Conservation and the Natural History Museum. Please park at Wilstone Village Hall - see below

Purple Emperor

Sussex: Summer Butterflies and Moths

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10am-1pm
Graffham Down, Graffham village, Nr Petworth

Join us for the annual Graffham Down picnic. We'll walk around the wonderful Graffham Down reserves looking for summer butterflies as well as opening a moth trap from the previous evening.

Chalk Hill Blue

Sussex: Bevendean Blues

Sunday 15th July 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bevendean, Brighton

Everyone is welcome to join us on this downland walk seeking Chalk Hill Blue butterflies and more!

Silver-studded Blue

West Midlands: Prees Heath Common Bioblitz!

Thursday 19th July 2018
South of Whitchurch, Shropshire

Join the West Midlands Branch at this Bioblitz event taking place on BC's Prees Heath Common Butterfly Reserve in Shropshire...

Guided Walk Event Logo

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly: Festival Of Wildlife Weekend Organised By The HMWT

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July 2018
Panshanger Park, near Hertford

Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for their Festival of Wildlife Weekend at Panshanger Park. There will be a wide range of events throughout the weekend for all ages including a Butterfly Walk lead by Malcolm Hull and illustrated talk by Roger Gibbons on butterflies.

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...

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.

Wall

Dorset: Guided Walk At Osmington

Friday 24th August 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Osmington, east Of Weymouth

Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall...

September Moths In The Garden

Sunday 2nd September 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.