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.

Chequered Skipper

Scotland: Recording and Monitoring Lochaber's Butterflies

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 10am-3pm
An Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William

Join Butterfly Conservation Scotland and the Nevis Landscape Partnership to learn how to record and monitor butterflies, identify species and take an afternoon field trip to look for butterflies and day-flying moths.

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Highlands: Moth Morning!

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 10am-12pm
N Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William

Join Butterfly Conservation Scotland and the Nevis Landscape Partnership discover more about the wonderful world of moths! We will be checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before...

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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.

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.

Chequered Skipper

Highlands & Islands: Allt Mhuic Open Day - A Triple Celebration!

Sunday 3rd June 2018: 10.30am
Allt Mhuic Reserve, on The North Shore Of Loch Arkaig, Lochaber

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at their Allt Mhuic Reserve Open Day to celebrate 50 years of Butterfly Conservation, 25 years of Highland Branch and 15 years of Allt Mhuic reserve! We'll be looking for the Chequered Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and moths!

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North Wales: Moth Group Meeting

Monday 4th June 2018: 8pm
Pensychnant Conservation Centre And Nature Reserve, Conwy

Join the Branch at this informal meeting of North Wales Moth-ers and natural history enthusiasts - all welcome!

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North Wales: Moths, Nightjars And Nightlife

Friday 8th June 2018, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Cors Bodgynydd, Gwydyr Forest, Betws y Coed, Conwy

Join the Branch at this event to see and hear Nightjars, but also to go through moth traps - if the weather is good, we should see lots!

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Dorset: Survey Weekend

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2018
Cheddington Woods (NW Dorset)

A weekend of wildlife surveys

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North Wales: Moth Trapping At RSPB Conwy

Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th June 2018: 9.30am
Llandudno Junction, RSPB Conwy Reserve

Join the Branch for a privileged opportunity to run a moth trap on the reserve, where we are hoping to find the Obscure Wainscot moth, and other obscure wainscots!

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.

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Dorset: Moth Night

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June 2018
Various

The theme of this year’s Moth Night is pyralid moths

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Devon: Moth Event - Norman Lockyer Observatory

Friday 15th to Saturday 16th June 2018, 9.30pm-10.00am
Norman Lockyer Observatory

A moth recording event at the remarkable Observatory with an inspection of the catch on the Saturday morning at 10.00.

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North Wales: National Moth Night Weekend At Pensychnant

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June 2018: 9pm
Conservation Centre And Nature Reserve, Conwy

Join the North Wales Branch for National Moth Night weekend! We'll be searching for grass moths at 9pm on Saturday before setting moth traps and then on Sunday morning join us from 11am to go through the traps!

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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!

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National Moth Night

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June 2018, 8.30pm-9.00am
Bucknell Wood. (SP660451, Nearest Postcode: NN12 8TW)

As part of National Moth night the moth group will be inviting members of the public to join them to see what species are caught in their moth traps. Saturday 16th June, 8:30 (bat walk at approx. 9pm) Sunday 17th June, 8am

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Upper Thames: Meet The Moths

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-0.30pm
College Lake, Bucks

The Buckinghamshire Invertebrate Group (BIG), BBOWT and the Upper Thames branch of Butterfly Conservation welcome beginners to moth trapping, families and interested members of the public to meet us to examine moths trapped on National Moth Night.

Marsh Frit

Scotland: Mull's Butterflies and Burnet Moths Workshop

Thursday 21st June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Glengorm Castle, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

BC Scotland is hosting a FREE butterfly and Burnet moth workshop at Glengorm Castle to help you ID species, learn more about their life cycles and what people can do to help them. The event will be informal,fun and no previous skills or knowledge is required!

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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...

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North Wales: Moth Trapping

Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th June 2018
Ty Uchaf, Pentrefoelas

Join the Branch for this privileged opportunity to trap overnight in the ancient award-winni ng meadows at TyUchaf Farm...

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!