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.

Green Hair

Dorset: Guided Walk - Cashmoor Down

Thursday 24th May 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Cashmoor, north-east of Blandford

Join the Dorset Branch near Blandford on a guided walk to see spring butterflies...

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...

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Dorset: Survey Weekend

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

A weekend of wildlife surveys

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 13th June 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Lulworth Skipper butterfly.

Moths

Dorset: Moth Night

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June 2018
Various

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

Large Skipper_Peter Eeles

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...

Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserves

Sunday 24th June 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sherborne, Quarr LNR And Terrace Meadows SNCI

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

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.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 11th July 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Lulworth Skipper and Dark Green Fritillary.

White Admiral

Dorset And Wiltshire Branches: Guided Walk - Chase Woods

Saturday 14th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Rushmore Estate, Between Sixpenny Handley And Tollard Royal

This guided walk through ancient woodland is a joint event between the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches. A chance to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies...

Lulworth Skipper

Dorset: Guided Walk - Ringstead Bay

Sunday 15th July 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove

Join the Dorset Branch on this all-day guided walk along the cliff tops, where we hope to see Marbled White, Grayling and Lulworth Skipper butterflies.

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.

Dark Green Fritillary

Dorset: Guided Walk On Martin Down

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Martin Down On Dorset/Hampshire Border

Join the Dorset Branch for a search for downland and woodland species on the National Nature Reserve including Dark Green Fritillary

Brown Hairstreak

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.

Child with Privet-hawk Moth

Dorset: Moth Trapping - Abbotsbury

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th August 2018, 7.00pm-11.00am
Gorwell Farm

Join Dorset branch for a moth trapping seesion and/or an inspection of the catch in the morning

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Dorset: Guided Walk - Little Bredy

Saturday 4th August 2018, 11.00am-3.30pm
Little Bredy, West Dorset

Join Dorset branch on a ramble through the beautiful countryside of west Dorset

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...

Chalk Hill Blue

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Monday 6th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting the Chalkhill Blue