Sunday 15th September 2019 to Sunday 16th February 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
Salcey Forest, east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell in Northamptonshire.
Aimed at both the complete beginner and more experienced conservationists alike, join us for some woodland ride management in Salcey Forest.
We would like to maintain and make the habitat more suitable for woodland butterflies, including the Wood White and Black Hairstreak.
Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 9.30am - 3pm
Haddon Hill Car Park, TA4 2DS
On this joint work task you will help increase important habitat for threatened Heath Fritillary butterflies.
Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
St John’s Scout Hall, behind Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church off the Knockbreda Road in Belfast.
European Butterfly 22nd October (Postponed from 8th October)
Katy Bell, Simon , and Sam Millar will open our winter talks programme with presentations on Croatian and Swiss butterflies. Come along to be reminded of the colour and beauty of summer as the autumn nights start to draw in.
Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Wakebarrow Whitbarrow Scar
Join a group of volunteers to improve and extend the habitat at these rich sites
Thursday 24th October 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Bothwell Road Park, Hamilton
Join us at Bothwell Road Park in Hamilton to sow the seeds to create a new wildflower meadow!
Lancashire: First North West Universities Research Symposium - Northern butterflies, moths and habitat restoration
Saturday 26th October 2019, 9:30am-4:30pm
Lady Hale Building, G14 Lecture Theatre, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4NT
Speakers from universities across the North West will be presenting their work on projects relating to the conservation of moths and butterflies, as well as habitat restoration, population dynamics and ecosystem management.
Saturday 26th October 2019, 9:45am-5:00pm
Members' Day and Annual General Meeting
Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Lenham Community Centre, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2QT
Saturday 26th October 2019, 11:30am-5:00pm
This year our branch AGM will again be held at Christchurch, Abbeydale, Heron Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 5EQ (opposite Morrisons). It will adopt a similar format to the National Members Day which will make for a relaxing, friendly day starting with coffee at 11.30am.
Sunday 27th October 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Preparing areas of the Dyke for next season's Chalkhill Blues and Dingy Skippers.
Sunday 27th October 2019, 10:00am-3:30pm
Lydlinch Common, North Dorset
Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch where they will be managng habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at the site.
Tuesday 29th October 2019, 10:00am-3:30pm
Work Party at Rough Bank - mainly scrub and tree thinning.
Tuesday 29th October 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Prestbury Hill - Bill Smyllie Reserve
Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on the Bill Smyllie Reserve at Prestbury Hill.
Wednesday 30th October, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Newbridge car park, TQ13 7NT
This practical conservation work party aims to improve habitat for five species of fritillary butterfly including High Brown and Pearl-bordered Fritillary.
Friday 1st November 2019, 7:30pm-10:00pm
'Northamptonshire Butterflies Through the Year' an illustrated presentation by Douglas Goddard, branch chair and former county recorder.
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Kirkconnell Flow by Dumfries
The Bog Squad will be removing invasive scrub at Kirkconnell Flow near Dumfries in order to protect it's valuable peatland habitat.
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Stonefield Park, Blantyre
Join us at Stonefield Park in Blantyre to sow the seeds to create a new wildflower meadow!
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:30am-4:30pm
King George V Hall, Effingham
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Bodmin Moor (meeting point will be confirmed upon booking)
Help increase and improve habitat for rare fritillary butterflies by joining in with this practical conservation day on Bodmin Moor.
Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Work party at Holtspur Bottom, Bucks
Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm
Silverknowes Park, Edinburgh
Join us at Edinburgh's Silverknowes Park to sow a wildflower meadow!
Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath (north end)
Essential winter clearance work to benefit the Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.
Wednesday 6th November
Bentley Station Meadows
Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details:
10am - 3pm: Park in the pay & display Station car park, and walk across the railway track to the meadow, SU 792 432. Alternatively, park in the free Forestry Commission car park off Gravel Hill Road SU 802 433, and walk through the FC to the reserve.
Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Township Plantation, Whitbarrow Scar
Join a group of volunteers to improve and extend the habitat at this rich site
Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm
Kingshill Nature Reserve near Shotts
Scrub clearance at Kingshill Local Nature Reserve near Shotts to help improve grassland habitat for the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and several butterfly species.
Wednesday 6th November 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Blakeney Scout Hut HQ
'Zambia - Birds and other wildlife' - an illustrated talk by John Geeson
Thursday 7th November 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Whitefield Pond, Lennoxtown
Join us at Whitefield Pond in Lennoxtown to sow a wildflower meadow!
Thursday 7th November 2019
Median Farm, Meadows Road, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire
Habitat management at Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm
Light scrub and bramble removal