and Field Trips

Workshops and Field Trips  Awaiting 2024 Dates!!!

Come and join us on one of the exciting workshops or field trips that are planned across Yorkshire. Explore and learn about butterflies and moths. Get hands on and get involved!

Shipley Station Meadow Guided Walk & Open Day

Saturday 17th June 2023  | 11am - 3pm

Join the team that run this  tiny meadow is in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park.  It is a short walk from Shipley town centre. This area of herb-rich grassland remained after the construction of the car park. Protected by fencing and maintained by annual mowing in the autumn, it supports an amazing range of butterflies and moths. With luck we will encounter the common blue and Marbled White plus we will be hunting for the rare and ellusive White-letter hairstreak on the nearby Elm trees. 

A Butterfly Walk through the Yorkshire Arboretum

Tuesday 20th June 2023  | 10am - 12pm

Join Nick Hall from BC Yorkshire to explore the woodlands and meadows. 

We will be discussing the species that can be found at this time of year and how to identify them as well as their fast changing fortunes due to climate change. There will be a chance to have a look in the moth trap and see the huge variety of moth species at this the pinnacle of the moth year.

The Yorkshire Arboretum is located 15 miles north east of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire coast. Just follow the brown tourist signs to Castle Howard. The arboretum is located off the obelisk roundabout, opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.


Haw Park Wood and Wintersett Butterfly & Moth Day

Sunday 9th June 2024  | 10am - 3pm (awaiting confirmation)

Join the BC Yorkshire team at this fantastic site to enjoy a hunt for our summer species of butterfly and peer into the amazing world of moths with a look at what was caught in the moth trap the previous site. There will be activities for children as well as a guided walks planned for 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Children can enjoy our butterfly colouring competition and maybe even win a prize.

Further details HERE 

Stillingfleet Garden Wildlife Day

Sunday 30th June 2023  | 11am - 4pm 2024

Celebrate the 10th Annual Family Wildlife Day where there will be a wide range of stands and activities covering all aspects of British wildlife. There will be a variety of hands-on activities, themed walks in the garden and information for all you keen wildlife gardeners.

Advance Family Tickets are now on sale HERE 


Sunday 23rd July 2023  | 9am - 4pm | Dalby Forest, nr Pickering

Delight and discover with Dalby's event purely dedicated to the science behind the natural world in this year's theme, 'Mimics'.

From Archaeology, Zoology, Geology and many more depths, you can explore the natural world with experts from national and local organisations and discover how species in the natural world look, sound and smell different from others. This year's theme covers how species copy and mimic one another to camouflage or misguide. This event features activities for all ages, guided education sessions and interactive displays hosted by our very knowledgeable experts.

Everyone welcome. Parking charges still apply.

Butterfly Spotting and Identification

Saturday 29th July 2023  | 1:30pm - 4pm | Forest of Flowers, York 

Local expert Nick Hall leads an afternoon looking at native UK butterflies and observing them in the Forest of Flowers habitat during their peak season.Thanks to the wildflower meadows and woodland habitat here, the Forest of Flowers nature reserve is home to a large number of butterflies.

Lots more information and tickets HERE 

Honley Old Wood Butterfly Walk and Talk

Sunday 6th August 2023  | 2pm - 4pm

Celebrate the Big Butterfly Count by joining Paul from Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire to spot and identify butterflies in and around Honley Old Wood.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.There are uneven paths at times.

All welcome.

FREE event but please reserve a space HERE 

Things that fly

Wednesday 23 August 2023 | Burnby Hall Gardens, Nr York

Join us for a fantastic celebration of things that fly. 

Come and learn about wildlife in the Gardens from the East Yorkshire Bat Group, Hedgehog Cottage Rescue and ourselves.

There will also be Owl displays, paper aeroplane making and a wildlife trail.

More Info HERE