• Norfolk: Field Trip To Holt Country Park

    Wednesday 18th July 2018, 11.00am-12.30pm

    Holt Country Park

    Join the Norfolk Branch at Holt Country Park to find beautiful butterflies in the woods! We will walk round this North Norfolk Council Reserve looking for summer butterflies, including Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral, and other wildlife.

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Wednesday 18th July 2018, 6.30pm-9.00pm

    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...

  • 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...

  • West Midlands: Prees Heath Common Reserve BioBlitz

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 08.00am-22.00pm

    Near Whitchurch

    Take part in this Butterfly Conservation 50th Anniversary event to discover the plants and wildlife of our Prees Heath reserve.

  • Hampshire: Whitlock’s Walk – West Harting Down

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 09.30am-13.30pm

    Target species for the day include: Purple Emperor, Silver-washed and Dark Green Fritillary, and Hummingbird Hawkmoth.

  • Suffolk: Moth Trap Opening and Butterfly Survey

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 10.00am-14.00pm

    Moth Trap Opening and Butterfly Survey as part of the Shifting Sands Project with Sharon Hearle. All welcome, suitable for beginners.

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 11am

    Headley Heath, SE Of Leatherhead

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Headley Heath; target: Purple Emperor, Small Copper and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies.

  • Upper Thames: Work Party

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 10am-1pm

    Holtspur Bottom, West Of Beaconsfield, Bucks

    Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve.

  • East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Drum Castle Bioblitz Moth Night

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 10.00pm-late

    Drum Castle, near Drumoak

    Join the NTS Rangers and local moth experts Nick Littlewood & Rose Toney for an evening's moth trapping.

  • 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.

  • East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - Drum Castle Bioblitz

    Friday 20th July 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm

    Drum Castle, near Drumoak

    Calling all nature hunters! Drum Castle is delighted to be hosting this year's Bioblitz event on our Estate!

  • Hampshire: Magdalen Hill Down

    Friday 20th July 2018, 11.00am-13.30pm

    Near Winchester

    Take part in a Big Butterfly Count at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve with the chance to see Dark Green Fritillaries and Chalk Hill Blue.

  • Cumbria Moth Night

    Friday 20th to Saturday 21st July 2018, 9.15pm-10.00am

    Plumgarths Kendal

    Examining the overnight collection of moths at Plumgarths

  • Gloucestershire: Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 11.45am-4.30pm

    Prinknash Abbey

    The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX. Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general.

  • Worcestershire: Wyre Forest Moth Morning and Breakfast Barbecue

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 9.00am

    Near Bewdley

    Join Dave Smith for a morning of opening moth traps and even a breakfast barbecue in the Wyre Forest.

  • West Yorkshire: Wenthillside Open Day and Big Butterfly Count Weekend

    Saturday 21st July 2018 - Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.00am-16.00pm

    Between Pontefract and Wentbridge, West Yorkshire

    Join us for this Wenthillside Open Day and a Big Butterfly Count Weekend.

  • Suffolk: Butterflies and Moths of Red Lodge Heath SSSI

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10.00am-13.00pm

    A guided walk of Red Lodge SSSI for butterflies and moths, with a potential to see 20+ species during this Big Butterfly Count event.

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10:30am

    Chobham Common, Staple Hill car park

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Chobham Common; target: Grayling butterflies and Dragonflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count... 

  • Suffolk: Big Butterfly Count Event

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 11.00am-12.30pm

    A guided walk as part of our Big Butterfly Count at Lukeswood, Church Road, Elmswell

  • Highlands & Islands: Moth Morning

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am-12pm

    Claggan Road, Fort William

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

  • Lancashire: The Butterflies Of Eaves Wood, Silverdale

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10.30am-2.00pm


    A chance to see High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Grayling and other summer butterflies during this Big Butterfly Count event.

  • Northern Ireland Branch Outing Targeting Purple Hairstreak

    Saturday 21st July 2018: 1pm

    Washing Bay/Peatlands Park

    Northern Ireland Branch Big Butterfly Count walk to see Purple Hairstreak at Washing Bay and Peatlands Park. Lead by Ian Rippy.

  • West Midlands: Haugh Wood Guided Big Butterfly Count Walk

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 14.00pm-16.30pm

    Near Hereford

    Join us for a guided Big Butterfly Count walk following the green trail of Haugh Wood, with the chance to see Silver-washed Fritillaries and other woodland species.

  • Dorset: Field Trip - Motcombe Meadows

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm

    Motcombe, near Shaftesbury

    Join us on a Big Butterfly Count walk to explore this site where you can see Purple Hairstreak, Essex Skipper and other butterflies.

  • Hampshire: Yew Hill

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 14.00pm-16.30pm

    Near Oliver's Battery, Winchester

    Come do a Big Butterfly Count with the chance to see the rare Chalk Hill Blue.

  • Cornwall: Moth Event at Laniley House, Truro

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 6pm & Sunday 22nd July 9am

    We are grateful to David and Sue Stone (CBC) for providing this exciting opportunity to set moth traps in their beautiful grounds.

  • Lincolnshire: Moth Night

    Saturday 21st July 2018: 9.30pm

    Chambers Farm Wood, Wragby, Market Rasen

    Please join the Lincolnshire Branch to see and identify an amazing variety and number of moths in the Limewoods - bring a torch!

  • Kent: High Elms Country Park

    Sunday 22nd July 2018: 10.30am


    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.

  • Hampshire: Ampfield Wood walk

    Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm

    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Target species for the walk include: Purple Emperor, Purple Hairstreak, and Silver-washed Fritillary.

  • Beds & Northants: Chicksands Wood Butterflies

    Sunday 22nd July 2018: 9.30am

    Chicksands Wood TL106411

    Morning birding and looking for some interesting butterflies - this is also a great chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!