News and Events
OUR ANNUAL EVENTS PROGRAMME
Butterfly Conservation has a serious side but that does not stop it from being fun and sociable too. We run two indoor events and around twenty outdoor events every year as well as occasional work parties on our reserves.
Our AGM is held on a weekend afternoon in November at Ruishton, close to the Taunton exit of the M5, in a very pleasant village hall with adequate parking. The formal business of the AGM does not take long and we always follow with a report on butterfly fortunes in the preceding year. We then break for tea and much cake, and then have a guest speaker. See the Social Events page for the AGM Agenda, posted around end October.
In the New Year, around mid-February, we again go to Ruishton for the “Get-Together” when we remind ourselves that spring and summer do come eventually as members show us what they found and how they found it their travels. That can take us to America, Asia, Australasia and Africa as well as Serbia, Spain and Scotland. And yes it is unashamedly “what I did on my holidays” but the standard of photography and talks is of a high order. Check the Social Events page in January for the date.
From early in May we run a programme of guided walks led by members themselves at sites widely spread around the County. These are mostly at weekends but there are a few midweek walks too. While we try to find and see our rarer butterflies, most sites have a wide range of interest and the walks are suitable for all ages and any level of knowledge and interest.
Our reserves work parties are almost always a joint effort with others including the Wildlife Trust, Natural England the Neroche Volunteers. There are usually one or two BC staff helping as well so it's a good chance to meet and talk to them.
We are always pleased to see you and if you have ideas about events you would like us to run then please get in touch.