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Field Trips

Something for everyone in 2017

We offer an excellent choice of guided walks throughout the summer months looking at the wide variety of butterflies and moths to be found in our area.
In addition the Cumbria and Cheshire Branches of Butterfly Conservation welcome all Lancashire members and their families and friends to attend any of the field trips they are planning.
Please go to their websites where details will be available.
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For all outdoor events participants should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar. Bring a packed lunch for whole day events, and sun cream and plenty of water in hot weather. For evening moth etc. events bring clothing as above plus a good torch with new / recharged batteries. General safety advice will be given before all our events but we ask all who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and possessions and to pay special regard to trip hazards and the likely presence of ticks. If you require further information or wish to check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather, please contact the walk leader or contact before setting out.


Our regular programme of winter work parties will commence on Tuesday, 4th October at Myers Allotnent and will initially be held every Tuesday and Thursday, depending on the weather. We are likely to be working on Myers Allotment at least up until Christmas, but may then move on to other sites in the area if required.

We have a small dedicated team of regular volunteers, but are desperately in need of new blood, so, if you can spare some time, do please come along. Apart from the practical side, these work parties are a highly enjoyable social occasion held in wonderful surroundings.

We normally meet at Myers Allotment at 10am and usually work till about 3.30pm. You will need suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, together with a packed lunch, but all necessary tools are provided. If the weather looks doubtful, it is always best to phone Dave Wrigley after 8am on the day (on 01524 805527), just to check that the work party has not been cancelled.

For further details please contact Dave Wrigley
Tel: 01524 805527

Please note: For all outdoor events you should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar, a packed lunch and plenty of fluid.

Safety advice and work guidance will be given but we ask all those who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and to pay special regard to the trip hazards and the likely presence of tics.

Before a long journey you should always check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather by contacting Dave Wrigley as above.

Please ring the contact above to confirm places, dates and times.


Even if you don't feel like working you will be very welcome to come along and see what we are doing!

To find out more please e-mail Dave Wrigley at reserves@lancashire-butterflies.org.uk

Tel: 01524 805527



11 March 2017



Saving our Rare Butterflies of Lancashire and Cumbria

Venue: Lancaster Environment Centre 3, Lancaster University, LA1 4YQ

Organised jointly by Lancaster University and Butterfly Conservation. Guest: Matthew Oates (National Trust), author and broadcaster.

Free entry for 80 places but must register in advance with Andrew Wilby (Lancaster University) or with Chris Winnick (Butterfly Conservation).

Maps and directions to Lancaster Environment Centre.

09.00-09.30 Arrival
09.30-11.00 Welcome (Andrew Wilby, Lancaster University)
'Conserving Butterflies, Where we are now: a Personal Perspective' (Matthew Oates)
'Rare Butterflies of the North-West' (Chris Winnick)
11.00-11.15 Break/Refreshments
11.15-12.45 Introduction to Discussion Topics (AW)
1. Recording and Monitoring (Tom Dunbar, BC)
2. Conservation Opportunities (Martin Wain, BC)
3. Threats to Butterflies/Butterfly Research (Rosa Menendez, Lancaster University)
4. Butterfly Education For All (CW)
Groups to consider TWO of the above and report back on their findings (AW)
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 A series of MSc/PhD student presentations on recent research/planned research (introduced by AW/RM)
15.00-15.15 Break/Refreshments
15.15-16.15 Fritillary Habitat Changes 2004-2016 (David Wainwright)
Butterfly Conservation in Morecambe Bay (Martin Wain)
Future Projects and How You Can Help (DW/CW)
Closing Remarks/Farewells (DW/CW)

Note: For additional guided walks all Lancashire BC members are invited to look at the events on the Cumbria BC website

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