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Events 2018 

Events 2018 

Events for 2018

2018 is the year of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation.  Special action day on 10th and 11th March - see below

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Chris Packham Bioblitz at Prees Heath 19h July 2018 Click on for details


Moth Recorders’ Meeting

Saturday, 27th January. 10.00am – 3.45pm at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham. Book in advance at www.butterfly-conservation.org 

Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting

Saturday, 24th March. 10.00am – 4.00pm at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham. Book in advance at www.butterfly-conservation.org 

Butterflies of the Malvern Hills ID course

Sunday, 15th July 10.00am – 3.00pm. From Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns to Marbled Whites and Small & Essex Skippers and more.Led by Mike Williams and ideal for beginners. A Worcestershire Wildlife Trust event. Advance booking required. Contact Ray Howard- Louvaine on 01905 754919 or at [email protected]

Ewyas Harold Meadows & Common Work Parties

Saturdays: 20th January, 17th February, 10th March, 17th March and 14th April. Tuesdays: 6th February and 6th March. Meet at 10.00am at the northern Cwm Hill end of Ewyas Harold Common adjacent to the top cattle grid. Grid Ref SO382302. Approach from Abbey Dore off the B4347 at Grid Ref SO384306.Some hand tools will be provided, but bring your own if you have them. Please bring gloves,packed lunch and a drink. Contact for the Tuesday working parties is Lucy Morton, Reserves Officer, on 07503 220191 or at [email protected] and Sue Young for the Saturday work parties on 01981 240776

Grafton Wood Brown Hairstreak Egg Search

Saturday, 27th January. Meet 10.00 am at Grafton Flyford church. Contact Simon Primrose on 07952 260153 or at
[email protected]

Grafton Wood Work Parties 

Every Wednesday. Meet at 10.00am at Grafton Flyford Church. Contact John Tilt on 01386 792458 or at [email protected] 

Grafton Wood Butterfly Walk and Openday

Sunday July 8th at 2:00pm meeting at Grafton Flyford 3 Parishes Hall.  Tea and cake after.  Contact John Tilt  on 01386 792458 or at [email protected]

Haugh Wood Work Parties

Saturday 3rd February and Saturday 3rd March. Meet at 10.00am at Haugh Wood FC car park on the minor road from Mordiford to Woolhope. Grid Ref SO597365. Contact Kate Wollen on 07786 526280 or Robin Hemming on 01568 797351

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Aymestrey Branch

Thursday 25th January at 7,30pm at Aymestrey Village Hall. Talk: "Butterfly Conservation: Nature Reserves and Conservation in Herefordshire”, by Lucy Morton, BC Reserves Officer. Contact Lucy Morton on 01568 782244 or at [email protected]
Honeybourne Work Party

Sunday 11th March. Meet at 10am at the bridge above the disused railway (GR SP127441) on the road between Honeybourne and Mickleton to work on the Grizzled Skipper site. Contact Peter Seal on 01905 426398 or at [email protected]

Malvern Grayling Work Parties

Monday 15th January & Monday 12th February. Meet at 10:00am in North Hill Quarry Car Park. Grid Ref SO7711846931 & Post Code WR14 4LT. Mid morning refreshments and cakes available but bring your own lunch if you stay for the afternoon. Contact Mel Mason on 01684 565700 or at malverngra[email protected]

Monkwood Guided Walk and Reserve Open Day

Sunday 3rd June at 2.00pm. A walk around the wood, mainly to see the re-introduced Wood Whites, led by Peter Seal. Charge of £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for children. Meet in the reserve car park.
Contact Peter Seal on 01905 426398 or at [email protected]
Sunday, 24th June at 11.00 am. Guided butterfly walk led by Mike Williams. Meet in the reserve car park. Contact Mike Williams on 01299 824860 or [email protected]

Monkwood Work Parties

Third Thursday in the month up to and including March, starting at 10:00am. Meet in the reserve car park.Also there will be a work party on the first Sunday of the month until the end of March. 
Contact George Groves on 01905 620721 or at [email protected]

Penny Hill Landfill Site Work Parties 

Sunday 21st January & Sunday 28th January at 10.00am. Meet at the site entrance off Pudford Lane, Hillside, Martley.
Grid Ref SO752613. Contact Mike Williams on 01299 824860 or at [email protected]

Prees Heath Common Reserve Silver-studded Blue Guided Walk and Reserve Open Day

Sunday 1st July at 2.00pm. Former RAF control tower open 10.30am – 4.00pm. Meet on the access track off the A49 opposite the Steel Heath turning. Contact Stephen Lewis on 07900 886809 or at [email protected]

Prees Heath Common Reserve Work Parties

Wednesday 10th January, Saturday 10th March & Wednesday 27th June at 10.30am. Meet on the access track off the A49 opposite the Steel Heath turning. Contact Stephen Lewis on 07900 886809 or at [email protected]

Scarlet Tiger Project Work Parties, Roman Road, Stourbridge

Every third Friday of the month up to and including March. Meet at 10.00am at a location as stated on the notice board at the north end of Roman Road. Contact Joy Stevens on 01384 372397 or at [email protected]

Telford Butterfly Recorders Group Meeting

Wednesday 14th February at 7.00pm. Guest speaker: John Tilt on iRecord. Meet at the offices of Severn Gorge Countryside Trust, Darby Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7EP. Contact Chris Littlewood at [email protected]

Trench Wood Guided Walk and Reserve Open Day

Saturday, 14th July at 11.00 am. Meet at the reserve car park Grid Ref SO930588 for a Big Butterfly Count. Contact Peter Seal on 01905 426398 or at [email protected]

Trench Wood Work Parties

Every Thursaday at 9.30am and the fourth Sunday of the month at 10.00am up to and including March. Meet at the Reserve car park. Grid RefSO930588. Contact John Holderon 01905 794854 or at [email protected]

Wyre Forest Work Parties 

Second Sunday of the month up to and including March. Meet 10am at Earnwood Copse car park on the B4194 Bewdley to Kinlet road. Grid Ref SO744784. Contact Mike Williams on 01299 824860 or at [email protected]


Wood White Project Work Parties

Please contact Rhona Goddard if you plan to come to any of these work parties on 01746 762364 or at
[email protected] All work parties take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Siege Wood

Thursday, 11th January. Meet at Siege Wood car park. Grid Ref SO605343.

Wigmore Rolls

Sunday 21st January. Meet at the site entrance on the minor road leading west from Wigmore village.Grid Ref SO397688.

Feathers and Flights, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
Saturday 27th January 11pm - 3pm.
Butterfly Conservation will have a stand at this event (GR SO 435 825). 

Woolhope Dome area

Tuesday 6th February. Joint work party with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust – exact venue to be decided.

Wessington Wood & Pasture nature reserve, Herefordshire
Tuesday 6th February 10am-3.30pm
Joint work party with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Meet at nature reserve entrance (GRSO603 353)

Bury Ditches
Sunday 18th February & Saturday 10th March. Meet at Bury Ditches car park. Grid Ref
SO331837. Take the right hand turning opposite the Crown Inn pub, post code SY7 0HU, in Clunton village, signposted to Bury Ditches Hill Fort.

At the work party on 18th February FC are providing a free Barbecue at lunchtime. 

Bury Ditches, Shropshire – 50th Anniversary Conservation Day

Saturday 10th March 10.30am-3.30pm
Meet at Bury Ditches car park (GR SO331837).
Directions as above

Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, Shropshire
Saturday 10th March
Butterfly Conservation will have a stand at this event (GRSO323889)