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.

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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.

Small Blue Walk Angus

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Carnoustie and Seaton Cliffs

Small Blue walk. Joint BC and TBP event.

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Dorset: Survey Weekend

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

A weekend of wildlife surveys

Small Blue Survey At Barry Buddon, Angus

Sunday 10th June 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

Training and survey of Small Blue at Barry Buddon and classification of the habitat for the colonies. Joint BC and TBP event.

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Cornwall: Butterfly Search Day

Thursday 14th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Northern end of Bodmin Moor

Join us in our search for Fritillary butterflies on Bodmin Moor...

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Wiltshire And Dorset: Guided Walk

Sunday 17th June 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Stratford Tony And Throope Down, South-west Of Salisbury

Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire...

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Highlands & Islands: Small Blue At Sluggan Bridge

Sunday 17th June 2018: 10.30am
Carrbridge, Badenoch And Strathspey - west of Skye of Curr

Last year some BC members found a colony of Small Blue butterflies which had not been recorded previously at this site. We’ll look at the area they were found and see if we can discover how extensive the colony is...

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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!

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk At Durlston NNR

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Durlston Country Park, near Swanage

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk through rich butterfly habitat with stunning views.

Kent: Lullingstone Country Park

Sunday 15th July 2018: 10.30am

Join the Kent Branch on a walk north of Shoreham, where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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...

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North Wales: Pensychnant Bioblitz!

Friday 20th July 2018
Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Conwy

Join us in recording as many species of plant, animal and fungi as possible within a 24hour period! There will also be guided walks and displays by many groups including Butterfly Conservation and Pensychnant’s Moth Group.

Essex Skipper

Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

Saturday 21st July 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Motcombe, near Shaftesbury

Join us to explore this site where you can see butterflies like the Purple Hairstreak and Essex Skipper.

Kent: High Elms Country Park

Sunday 22nd July 2018: 10.30am
Farnborough

Join the Kent Branch on a walk in High Elms Country Park to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, amongst others. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Cornwall: Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Workshop

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

An in-field workshop with moth and caterpillar expert John Bebbington, focusing on larval survey techniques for the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.

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Cornwall: Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Larval Search

Friday 27th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

Help us search for the caterpillars of the elusive Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth. This is the second part of a two day workshop focused around this species on Bodmin Moor.

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Alners Gorse Reserve

Saturday 28th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Alners Gorse Reserve, Near Hazelbury Bryan

Join the Dorset Branch on this great opportunity to see the elusive Brown Hairstreak at our Alner's Gorse reserve. We also hope to see Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer woodland butterflies.

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Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 4th August 2018, 9.40am-4.30pm
Great Train Journey West: Dorking-Gomshall

Join Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey West from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Gomshall; 10km return walk along the North Downs; target: 25+ species.

Kent: White Hill Reserve

Sunday 5th August 2018: 10.30am
Shoreham, north of Sevenoaks

Join the Kent Branch at our White Hill reserve, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blues butterflies, amongst others. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...