• Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Sunday 29th July 2018: 10.30am

    Oven Bottom, Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

    Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer.

  • Beds & Northants: Totternhoe Butterflies

    Sunday 29th July 2018: 11.00am

    Totternhoe Knolls SP986217

    Join us at Totternhoe Knolls Wildlife Trust reserve to look for butterfly species - this is also a great chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

  • Hampshire: Hayling Island evening walk

    Sunday 29th July 2018, 18.30pm-22.00pm

    Target species for the evening include: Purple Hairstreak, Grayling and Red Underwing Moths.

  • Hertfordshire & Middlesex: Butterfly Walk For Chalkhill Blue And Other Chalkland Species.

    Monday 30th July 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm

    Therfield Heath Near Royston

    Join Martin Johnson for a walk around the Therfield Heath, looking for Chalkhill Blues and other specialist chalkland species. Therfield Heath is one of the areas premier sites for Chalkhill Blue and in some years the numbers are amazing!

  • Herefordshire: Wood White Guided Walk at Wigmore Rolls

    Tuesday 31st July 2018, 10.30am-13.00pm

    Near Wigmore

    A joint Big Butterfly Count event with Herefordshire Ornithological Club.

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Tuesday 31st July 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm

    Reigate & Colley Hills

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Reigate & Colley Hills; target: Silver-spotted Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies. This is an opportunity to join in Big Butterfly Count...

  • Suffolk: Moth Trap Opening and Butterfly Survey

    Wednesday 1st August 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm

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

  • Hampshire: Magdalen Hill Down – Wednesday Wander

    Wednesday 1st August 2018, 11.00am-13.30pm

    Near Winchester

    Join us for a Big Butterfly Count at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve, with the chance to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

  • Norfolk: Field Trip Horsey Gap

    Thursday 2nd August 2018: 10.30am

    Horsey Gap

    Walk round this Natural England Reserve looking for summer butterflies including Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Thursday 2nd August 2018: 11.00am

    Greenham Common, Berks

    Join us on a walk to look for Grayling and other summer butterflies.

  • Suffolk: Big Butterfly Coun - Grayling Hunt

    Satrurday 4th August 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm

    Grayling Hunt starting in the King’s Forest.

  • 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.

  • Cumbria Field Trip

    Saturday 4th August 2018, 1.00pm-5.00pm

    Allithwaite Quarry, Wartbarrow And Humphrey Head

    Northern Brown Argus, Wall and White-letter Hairstreak on limestone grassland

  • Devon: Field Trip - Bolshayne Farm Colyton

    Saturday 4th August 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm

    Bolshayne Farm Colyton

    A butterfly walk around this farm run with nature in mind where we will be part of the Big Butterfly Count.

  • 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...

  • Wiltshire: Big Butterfly Count guided walks

    Sunday 5th August 2018, 11.00am-2.30pm

    Barbury Castle Country Park, between Swindon and Marlborough

    Join expert leaders from Wiltshire Branch on guided butterfly walks around the Iron Age Hill Fort for the Big Butterfly Count.

  • Somerset and Bristol: Big Butterfly Count Walk

    Sunday 5th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm

    near Compton Dundon

    A Big Butterfly Count walk over a woodland and limestone grassland site, home to Chalk Hill Blue and Brown Argus.

  • Devon: Field Trip - Jurassic Coast Undercliffs

    Sunday 5th August 2018: 10.30am

    Jurassic Coast Undercliffs

    An extensive walk through the NNR focussing on Humble Glades

  • 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

  • Isle of Wight: Mottistone Down

    Tuesday 7th August 2018, 10.30am-13.30pm

    Aiming to see Grayling and other downland species on this National Trust owned site.

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Tuesday 7th August 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm

    Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Dawney Heath & Brookwood Cemetery; target: Grayling.

  • Cumbria Field Trip

    Wednesday 8th August 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm

    Witherslack Woods And Howe Ridding, Witherslack

    Silver-washed, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Common Blue and possibly Northern Brown Argus

  • Cumbria Field Trip

    Thursday 9th August 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm

    Smardale Gill Nature Reserve Kirkby Stephen

    Targeted Scotch Argus plus hopefully another dozen common species

  • Norfolk: Field Trip To Long's Wood

    Friday 10th August 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm


    A gentle two mile walk looking for summer butterflies

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Friday 10th August 2018: 11.00am

    Shirburn Hill, Oxon

    Join us on a walk to look for Silver-Spotted Skipper and other chalk downland species.

  • Cumbria Field Trip

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.15am-1.00pm

    Gait Barrows NNR Triangle Arnside/Siverdale/Beetham

    Brown and Purple Hairstreaks, hopefully both adults and eggs

  • Lancashire: The Hairstreaks Of Gait Barrows

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.15am-1.00pm

    Gaitbarrows NNR

    Joint Butterfly Conservation Cumbria and Lancashire branches

  • Suffolk: Big Butterfly Count Wall Brown search

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm

    Carlton Marshes Reserve

    Search for declining Wall Brown at SWT Carlton Marshes Reserve

  • Somerset and Bristol: Big Butterfly Count walk

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm

    Westbury Beacon on the Mendips scarp

    A Big Butterfly Count walk on an important site for Chalk Hill Blue.

  • Warwickshire: Brandon Marsh SSSI

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 20.00pm-01.30am

    Brandon Marsh SSSI, Coventry

    A night of moth trapping, the reserve includes extensive reed beds and wetlands and it is here that we hope to attract the Webbs Wainscot moth, our target species for the evening.