Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire Events

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Warwickshire Branch Spring Meeting 2024 with Tony Penycate on 13th April, 2024.

Warwickshire Branch Spring Meeting 2024

Bourton, Draycote and Frankton Village Hall

OS Grid Ref: SP433706

What3Words: dizzy.aviation.beaks

13th April, 2024, 14:00 to 16:30 Spring Meeting

Tony Penycate

tonypenycate@btinternet.com 07419 772791

Bourton, Draycote and Frankton Village Hall, Frankton Road, Bourton on Dunsmore, CV23 9QT.
Please park in the car park opposite the village hall on Frankton Road.
Grid Ref; SP433706
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£FREE

Description

Catch up with all the latest news about butterflies and moths in our region and meet up with fellow enthusiasts. Refreshments available. Donations for raffle prizes gratefully received.

Target Species / Activities

Social gathering for members and non-members interested in joining or supporting Butterfly Conservation. Illustrated talks and presentations about butterflies and moths from Warwickshire and beyond. Everyone welcome.

UV search for Hairstreak pupae with Mike Slater on 4th May, 2024.

UV search for Hairstreak pupae

Ryton Wood Meadows Butterfly Reserve

OS Grid Ref: SP376727

What3Words: rooster.political.searcher

4th May, 2024, 19:30 to 21:30 Guided Butterfly Walk

Mike Slater

mikeslater1956@outlook.com

Reserve entrance on A445 Leamington Road, SE of Ryton Police Training Centre. SP377730. Parking on the reserve at end of drive. Under even ground - wear suitable footwear

£FREE

Description

Join us for something a bit different. We are searching for butterflies.....but at night! Using UV torches plus some other gadgets we will be introducing you to the strange world of biofluorescence. When the walk has finished there is a beginners moth night next door at Ryton pools country park.

Target Species / Activities

Hairstreak pupae

Beginners Moth Night at Ryton Pools CP with Ben Coleman on 4th May, 2024.

Beginners Moth Night at Ryton Pools CP

Ryton Pools Country Park

OS Grid Ref: SP368725

What3Words: slam.mugs.stole

4th May, 2024, 20:00 to 23:30 Moth Night

Ben Coleman

bencoleman@warwickshire.gov.uk 02476 305592

Meet at Ryton Pools Country Park visitor centre

£FREE

Description

Join our friendly guides as they show you the wonders of moth trapping. See what moths live at this very diverse country park and have the opportunity to ask the experts about anything to do with recording and identifying moths

Target Species / Activities

A variety of moths

Moth Group Field Meeting  with David C.G Brown on 2nd June, 2024.

Moth Group Field Meeting

Piles Coppice nature reserve

OS Grid Ref: SP386773

What3Words: pokers.smashes.effort

2nd June, 2024, 20:00 to Late Moth Night

David C.G Brown

01789 840295

Meet by the petrol station on A46 (south bound side of Coventry Eastern Bypass), Binley

£Free

Description

Join the moth group as they discover what lives at this site.

Target Species / Activities

Pauper pug

Butterfly walk with Chequered skipper project staff on 5th June, 2024.

Butterfly walk

Fineshade wood, Northamptonshire

OS Grid Ref: SP980983

What3Words: gliding.geese.breifing

5th June, 2024, 11:00 to 14:00 Guided Butterfly Walk

Chequered skipper project staff

fineshade.rec@forestryengland.uk 03000674340

Fineshades wood, Top lodge, Fineshade, Near Corby, NN17 3BB Located just off the A43, half way between Stamford and Corby. Meet at the visitor centre car park. Parking charge is £7 all day.

£FREE

Description

This is not a Warwickshire branch led walk but in collaboration with the Chequered skipper project team. Join this walk in the hope to see the newly reintroduced population of Chequered skipper into the woodland. Guided walks limited to 20 people. Keep on the marked trails.

Target Species / Activities

Chequered skipper

Egg search masterclass and butterfly walk with Ben Coleman on 8th June, 2024.

Egg search masterclass and butterfly walk

Ryton Pools Country Park

OS Grid Ref: SP368725

What3Words: slam.mugs.stole

8th June, 2024, 13:00 to 15:00 Egg Search

Ben Coleman

bencoleman@warwickshire.gov.uk 02476305592

Ryton pools country park, Leamington road, Bubbenhall, CV8 3BG. Meet at the visitor centre. Parking free for this event.

£FREE

Description

Join our expert guides as they search for butterfly eggs. Searching for the eggs of dingy skipper, common blue and grizzled skipper helps the team understand how the butterflies are using created habitat. It's a great skill to learn and practise in your own wild space.

Target Species / Activities

Eggs of dingy skipper, common blue

Moth group field meeting with David C G Brown on 15th June, 2024.

Moth group field meeting

Clowes wood nature reserve

OS Grid Ref: SP102743

What3Words: loft.tribes.armed

15th June, 2024, 20:30 to 23:00 Moth Night

David C G Brown

01789840295

3 miles SSW of Shirley. Meet in the car park

£FREE

Description

Join our moth group experts as they see what this site has to offer.

Target Species / Activities

Beautiful snout Map winged swift

Reserve Open Day with Mike Slater on 13th July, 2024.

Reserve Open Day

Ryton Wood Meadows Butterfly Reserve

OS Grid Ref: SP378728

What3Words: charging.segmented.glitter

13th July, 2024, 11:00 to 15:00 Guided Butterfly Walk

Mike Slater

mikeslater1956@outlook.com

Entrance on A445 Leamington Road, SE of the Police Training College. Enter through the open gate, drive up the drive and park in the car park near the gazebo at the end of the track.
Grid reference: SP376727
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£FREE

Description

Skipper ID masterclass walks at 11am and 2pm . Join our experts who will show you how to tell this tricky group of butterflies apart.

Find out more about Ryton Wood Meadows Butterfly Reserve.

Our Reserve Open Day is a great opportunity to discover more about butterflies, moths and their habitats and to meet like-minded people with a passion for wildlife and the environment. Everyone is welcome from non-members to new members, experts and novices, anyone interested in nature is welcome to join us.

Light refreshments will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch and drinks if you wish.

Target Species / Activities

Summer butterflies

Moth group field meeting at Cross Hands Quarry with David C G Brown on 13th July, 2024.

Moth group field meeting at Cross Hands Quarry

Cross Hands Quarry

OS Grid Ref: SP268289

What3Words: cabbages.chapters.kickers

13th July, 2024, 20:00 to 00:00 Moth Night

David C G Brown

01789840295

Enter the quarry through the main entrance on A44

£FREE

Description

Join the group as they search for mid-summer moths at this interesting quarry site

Target Species / Activities

Tawny shears and Northern rustic

Moth group field meeting at Welches Meadow NR with David C G Brown on 27th July, 2024.

Moth group field meeting at Welches Meadow NR

Welches meadow NR

OS Grid Ref: SP325657

What3Words: hiding.mostly.amber

27th July, 2024, 20:30 to 00:00 Moth Night

David C G Brown

01789 840295

Close to the centre of Leamington spa, just off the B4099. Entrance by Willes Bridge. Roadside parking in Willes road and Mill road.

£FREE

Description

Join the Warwickshire moth group as they look for the specialist moths which live in this very interesting urban nature reserve

Target Species / Activities

Balsam carpet

Late summer butterfly walk at Cross Hands Quarry with Mike Slater on 31st July, 2024.

Late summer butterfly walk at Cross Hands Quarry

Near Little Compton, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0SP

OS Grid Ref: SP268289

What3Words: cabbages.chapters.kickers

31st July, 2024, 11:00 to 14:00 Guided Butterfly Walk

Mike Slater

mikeslater1956@outlook.com 01788335881

Situated off the A44, 3 miles south of Moreton-in-Marsh. Enter the quarry through the caravan site entrance on the left when travelling from Moreton towards Chipping Norton (before Greedy Goose pub)

£Free

Description

Join branch chairman, Mike Slater, as we search for grassland butterflies and moths at this interesting quarry site

Target Species / Activities

Small blue, Clouded yellow, White-letter hairstreak

Moth Group Field Meeting at Ashlawn Cutting with David C.G Brown on 10th August, 2024.

Moth Group Field Meeting at Ashlawn Cutting

Ashlawn Cutting, Rugby

OS Grid Ref: SP513744

What3Words: fails.sands.scary

10th August, 2024, 20:00 to 00:00 Moth Night

David C.G Brown

07977379330

Park in Benn street, off Cromwell road and walk down to the disused railway cutting

£Free

Description

Join the Warwickshire moth group as they search for a variety of species at this interesting site.

Target Species / Activities

Dark Crimson Underwing

Butterfly and Bird Walk at RSPB Otmoor with Fergus Mosey (RSPB Warden) on 10th August, 2024.

Butterfly and Bird Walk at RSPB Otmoor

RSPB Otmoor, Beckley, Ox3 9TD

OS Grid Ref: SP569126

What3Words: bonfires.solicitor.cave

10th August, 2024, 1100 to 1500 Guided Butterfly Walk

Fergus Mosey (RSPB Warden)

admin.otmoor@rspb.org.uk 01865351163

Meet in the RSPB car park

£FREE

Description

Join us for an out of county trip to RSPB Otmoor to see what butterflies, moths and birds we can find at this biodiverse nature reserve

Target Species / Activities

Brown hairstreak

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