• ** WINTER WORK PARTIES ** at Fermyn Woods Country Park

    Sunday 15th October 2023 to Sunday 17th March 2024, 10:00am

    WINTER WORK PARTIES  at Fermyn Woods Country Park

    From October 2023 to March 2024

  • Worcestershire: Monkwood Work Parties

    Thursday 16th November to Thursday 21st March, 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Join a habitat management work party in partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Monkwood, Worcestershire 

  • Worcestershire: Grafton Wood Work Parties

    Wednesday 25th October to Wednesday 27th March, 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Join a habitat management work party in partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Grafton Wood, Worcestershire 

  • Worcestershire: Monkwood Work Parties

    Sunday 5th November to Sunday 3rd March, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Join a practical habitat management work party in partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Monkwood, Worcestershire 

  • Black Country, Stourbridge: Scarlet Tiger Project Work Parties

    Friday 17th November to Friday 15th March, 10:00am

    Join a practical habitat management work party for Scarlet Tiger moth in Stourbridge 

  • Worcestershire: Trench Wood Work Parties

    Sunday 26th November to Sunday 24th March, 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Join a practical habitat management work party in partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Trench Wood, Worcestershire. 

  • Upper Thames: Work Party 03 Mar 2024

    Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10:00am-1:00pm

    Work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

  • Gloucestershire: Habitat management day

    Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Sunday 3 March 10am - 3.30pm

    Ravensgate Common, near Cheltenham

    Practical conservation work party

    Detailed information:

    Contact: Serena Meredith 01242 524138, @email

    Meeting place: Parking has been arranged at nearby Old Dole Farm at SO983187 at the end of Capel Lane off the A40. (Take the left fork at the end of the lane).  What3words: resemble.endearing.meatballs postcode GL54 4HQ. The site is exposed, steep and uneven.

    We will be scrub clearing to improve the habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies.

    You don’t need to book a place but we would appreciate it if you could let the work party leader know by phone or email if you plan on attending. This helps us plan the work, the tools we need to take and can advise you should the event be cancelled at short notice e.g. in the event of poor weather conditions.

  • The Branch AGM and Members’ Day 2024

    Sunday 3rd March 2024, 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Turvey Vilage Hall, MK43 8DB

    Guest speaker Peter Eeles, Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch. He will be known to many of you as the author of “Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies” and he recently published a second book “British and Irish Butterfly Rarities”

  • Upper Thames: Work Party 4th March 2024

    Monday 4th March 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Strawberry Bank, Bucks

    Join us on a work party at Strawberry Bank, High Wycombe, Bucks

  • Talk - Butterflies and Moths in the Cairngorms National Park - Kincraig Church Hall

    Wednesday 6th March 2024, 7:30pm-9:00pm

    Kincraig Church Hall

    Talk by Dr Tom Prescott, Head of Conservation (Scotland), on the Butterflies and Moths in the Cairngorms National Park

  • Scotland: Little Airds Hill (by Balcary) Volunteer Work Party

    Thursday 7th March 2024

    Little Airds Hill, Balcary

    Join the Species on the Edge Solway team to help clear gorse to protect a colony of Northern Brown Argus. 

  • Wiltshire: Scrub Clearance at West Yatton Down (Chippenham)

    Friday 8th March 2024, 11:00am-2:00pm

    Scrub clearance to conserve butterflies on this beautiful site.

  • Gloucestershire: Habitat management day

    Saturday 9th March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Saturday 9 March 10am - 3.30pm

    Rough Bank Reserve

    Practical conservation work party.

    Detailed information:

    Contact: Graeme Davis 07881912835, @email

    Meeting place: Meet at the car park at SO914087, about 0.5km south of The Camp village. what3words: dislodge.football.cracker.  There is a fairly long walk to the work site which is on a steep slope.

    You don’t need to book a place but we would appreciate it if you could let the work party leader know by phone or email if you plan on attending. This helps us plan the work, the tools we need to take and can advise you should the event be cancelled at short notice e.g. in the event of poor weather conditions.

  • Marsh Fritillary volunteer work party - near Appin

    Saturday 9th March

    Ardtur (near Appin)

    Come along to help us manage habitat for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly near Appin!

  • Somerset & Bristol: Spring Members' meeting 2024

    Saturday 9th March 2024, 1:30pm-4:30pm

    Draycott Memorial Hall, Latches Lane, Draycott, Cheddar. BS27 3UE

    Spring Members' meeting  (1.30 - 4.30pm)

    The Somerset Moth Group meeting/AGM will be held at the same venue in the morning (11am to 12.45pm)

    (Click on the title for more information)

  • Cumbria: Conservation Work Party, Wart Barrow, Allithwaite 10 March 2024 (2)

    Sunday 10th March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Wart Barrow, Allithwaite

    Join a group of volunteers to improve and extend the habitat on Wart Barrow by cutting and burning scrub.

  • Somerset & Bristol: Mount Fancy BC Reserve (Work Party)

    Tuesday 12th March 2024, 9:30am-3:00pm

    Mount Fancy BC Reserve

    Monthly Work Party

    Why not become a 'Fancy Volunteer' and join the practical conservation working party that usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Mount Fancy Butterfly Conservation Reserve.

    For more details, please visit the 'Fancy Volunteers' blog (click here)

     

  • Cumbria: Conservation Work Party, Upper Gillbirks, Whitbarrow Scar 13 Mar 2024

    Wednesday 13th March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Gillbirks Whitbarrow Scar

    Continuation of habitat improvement

     

  • Scotland: Bog Squad Work Party at Cathburn Moss

    Wednesday 13th March 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm

    The Bog Squad will be visiting Cathburn Moss near Newmains, to remove invasive scrub. Removal of these small birch and pine trees is vital to protect the habitat from drying out and threatening the specialist species that live on the moss.

  • Scottish Spring Gathering

    Saturday 16th March 2024

    AK Bell Library, Perth

    Join us for the Spring Gathering of our supporters in Scotland!

  • Herefordshire: Ewyas Harold Meadows Work Party

    Saturday 16th March, 10:00am

    Practical conservation work party at Ewyas Harold Meadows, Herefordshire

  • Scotland: Wester Moss Bog Squad Volunteer Work Party

    Sunday 17th March 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Wester Moss, Fallin (near Stirling)

    Join our Bog Squad project to help with scrub clearance at Wester Moss SSSI near Stirling to improve habitat for the Large Heath butterfly and protect the valuable peatland.

  • Work Party - Devil's Dyke – March 2024

    Sunday 17th March 2024, 10:00am-4:00pm

    More essential conservation work to support butterflies in this important Cambridgeshire chalkland reserve.

  • Worcestershire: Wyre Forest Work Party

    Tuesday 19th March, 10:00am

    Practical habitat management work party for Pearl-bordered Fritillary, in partnership with Natural England, in Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. 

  • Online talk on the Standardised Technique for walking Transects

    Thursday 21st March 2024, 7:30pm-9:00pm

    Online

    An online presentation prior to a training event

  • Practical session on walking Transects

    Saturday 23rd March 2024, 10:00am-1:30pm

    Online

    Practical session on walking Transects

  • Gloucestershire: Habitat management day

    Sunday 24th March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Sunday 24 March 10am - 3.30pm

    Rough Bank Reserve

    Practical conservation work party.

    Detailed information:

    Contact: Graeme Davis 07881912835, @email

    Extra date if required - please contact Graeme to check whether it is going ahead

  • Gloucestershire: Talk by Sally Oates

    Monday 25th March 2024, 7:30pm-9:45pm

    Sally Oates – ‘My garden is a Wild Space, welcoming wildlife’

  • Butterfly Conservation Cumbria Work Party Reserve day

    Wednesday 27th March 2024, 12:00am

    Reserve day for earlier work parties that were cancelled