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.

Duke of Burgundy

Dorset: Conservation Work Party

Friday 23rd February 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm
Langford Valley, north east of Frampton

Join Dorset branch on a conservation work party to improve habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Common Blue

Dorset: Conservation Work Day

Friday 23rd February 2018, 9.15am-3.30pm
Downlands School SSSI, Blandford Camp

Join Dorset branch volunteers working on scrub clearance on the SSSI

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Dorset: Branch AGM and Members Day

Saturday 24th February 2018, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Puddletown

The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Marsh Frit

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 25th February 2018, 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.

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Dorset: Talk on Butterfly Trends In East Dorset

Friday 2nd March 2018, 7.30pm-10.00pm
St Catherine's Church Hall, Wimborne

All are welcome to this presentation in Wimborne on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2016 and the plans for the 2017 campaign...

Red Admiral

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In South Dorset

Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Wareham, Purbeck

All are welcome to attend this presentation in Wareham of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2016, the Wider Countryside project, 2016's casual, website and garden records and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers...

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Dorset: Conservation Action Day

Saturday 10th March 2018, 9.00am-4.00pm
Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan, north Dorset

Join the Dorset Branch on their Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, an extremely rich site for all sorts of wildlife, especially butterflies and moths and help with the ongoing woodland and scrub management work to to enable the Marsh Fritillary butterfly to re-colonise from nearby sites.

Lankham Bottom Reserve

Dorset: 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-3pm
Lankham Bottom Reserve, Nr Cattistock

Join BC staff at this free family-friendly event to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary - the day includes a tour of Lankham Bottom Reserve, a chance to help the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, a tombola, cake stall and more...

Silver-studded Blue

Dorset: Illustrated Talk

Tuesday 13th March 2018, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hamworthy, Poole

An illustrated talk in Hamworthy by Lorraine Mumms, Silver-studded Blue Butterflies and Their Relationship With Ants.

Small Tort (Andrew Lawson)

Dorset: Talk On Butterfly Trends In North Dorset

Friday 16th March 2018, 7.30pm-10.00pm
East Stour Village Hall, near Gillingham

All are welcome to hear reports on 2017 recording (casual, website, Wider Countryside and garden recording) and plans for the 2018 campaign at East Stour Village Hall...

Marsh Frit

Dorset:Conservation Work Party

Sunday 25th March 2018, 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.

Red Admiral

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Saturday 19th May 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Weymouth Relief Road

Join us on this guided butterfly walk on the slopes that sit alongside the Weymouth Relief Road - more than 25 different butterfly species have been recorded here!

Green Hairstreak

Dorset: Guided Butterfly Walk

Sunday 20th May 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm
Ballard Down, Swanage

This is a fantastic opportunity to see butterflies like the Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and possibly even an Adonis Blue or Brown Argus!

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...