• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • East Scotland: Aberlady Bay NR For Small Skippers

    Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm

    Aberlady Bay Local NR, East Lothian

    This is a repeat of last year's outing, which was heavily affected by rain, so we are hoping for better weather this time. The objective is to see Small Skippers, which have only been recorded in this part of the world over the last five years. We should also see Dark Green Fritillaries, which are well established here.

  • 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 a Big Butterfly Count search downland and woodland species on the National Nature Reserve including Dark Green Fritillary

  • Devon: Field Trip - Kerswell Downs

    Sunday 22nd July 2018: 1.30pm

    Kerswell Downs

    Guided Big Butterfly Count walk on Kerswell Downs, for good limestone flora and a variety of butterfly species.

  • Dorset: Guided Walk - Langton Westwood

    Tuesday 24th July 2018, 1.00pm-3.30pm

    Langton Matravers

    Join Dorset branch for a Big Butterfly Count visit to this National Trust-owned wood.

  • Somerset and Bristol: Big Butterfly Count walk

    Wednesday 25th July 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm

    Guided walk looking for Big Butterfly Count species with stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir

  • Norfolk: Field Trip To Pigney's Wood

    Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm

    Pigney’s Wood, Knapton.

    A walk around this North Norfolk Community Woodland

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Thursday 26th July 2018, 9.10am-4.00pm

    Great Train Journey East: Dorking Deepdene-Betchworth

    Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...

  • Norfolk: Breckland Moth Event, Weeting Heath

    Thursday 26th July 2018: 9.30am

    Weeting Heath

    Our second visit to the Brecks looking for summer species in the general area of Weeting Heath

  • Somerset and Bristol: Butterfly Walk

    Thursday 26th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm

    Brean, North Somerset

    A Big Butterfly Count guided walk looking for target species, including Chalk Hill Blue and Dark Green Fritillary.

  • Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly: Festival Of Wildlife Weekend Organised By The HMWT

    Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July 2018

    Panshanger Park, near Hertford

    Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for their Festival of Wildlife Weekend at Panshanger Park. There will be a wide range of events throughout the weekend for all ages including a Butterfly Walk lead by Malcolm Hull and illustrated talk by Roger Gibbons on butterflies.

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Saturday 28th July 2018, 10.30am-4.00pm

    Vale End, Albury

    Vale End to Albury Downs, members & guests only; target: Chalk Hill Blue.

  • Warwickshire: Butterflies of Aston Rowant NNR

    Saturday 28th July 2018, 11.00am-15.00pm

    Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve

    Target species will be Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and Brown Argus plus other chalk grassland butterflies.

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Saturday 28th July 2018: 10.00am

    Paices Wood, Aldermaston, Berks

    Join us on a walk to look at the varied habitats of this country parkland.

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Saturday 28th July 2018: 10.30am

    Buttlers Hangings, West Wycombe, Bucks

    Join us on a to see summer butterflies and hopefully some of the rarer species on Buttler’s Hangings including Chalk Hill Blue and Silver-spotted Skipper.

  • 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.

  • Gloucestershire: Butterfly ID Training Day

    Sunday 29th July 2018: 10am

    Cranham, Between Stroud And Cheltenham

    Learn about the Gloucestershire butterfly species indoors in the morning and then walk around Painswick Beacon for a picnic lunch and to practise your identification skills.