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.

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.

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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...

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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...

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!

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.

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..

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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.

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...

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!

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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.

Norfolk: Abbey Farm, Flitcham Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 8.00am-5.00pm
Abbey Farm, Flitcham

Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 11am and 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day.

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Highlands & Islands: Struie Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 1st July 2018: 10.30am
Near Edderton

There are very few records of both butterflies and moths for this lovely little hill (373M / 1230FT), hopefully on this July outing we can add many more!

White-Letter Hairstreak

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Tuesday 3rd July 2018: 2.00pm
Maidenhead Thicket, Berks

A woodland walk, looking for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies

Purple Emperor

Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Walk For Woodland Species Including Purple Emperor With Ruislip & District NHS

Wednesday 4th July 2018: 10.30am
Ruislip Woods

Join Dick Middleton and the Ruislip & District NHS for a leisurely walk around Ruislip Woods, ending up at a Purple Emperor Assembly area. The Purple Emperor doesn't get active in the treetops until about 1 o'clock so bring binoculars and a packed lunch. There is a steep climb to the top of the hill! Please note that carparking charges apply in the Lido Car park for non-residents of LB of Hillingdon.

Marbled White

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Wednesday 4th July 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...

Dark Green Fritillary

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Thursday 5th July 2018: 11.00am
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks

Join us on a walk to see the Dark Green Fritillary at UTB’s best site.