Summer Event Programme 2017

Dates For Your Diary – Summer 2017

  1. Meetings will start at the time indicated in the individual event description.  Some events may continue into the afternoon and if so a packed lunch will be advised.
  2. If the weather is uncertain, please contact the leader on the phone number given, preferably the evening before (especially if I’m leading – Andy Daw), but no later than 9am on the day.
  3. All map numbers and grid references refer to the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Landranger® series unless stated otherwise.
  4. DEER TICKS are becoming increasingly common. As they can carry Lyme disease, it is advisable to wear coverings over the legs.
  5. Dogs should not be brought to meetings.
  6. At the moth nights, people should bring a torch each and wear UV protective glasses if they have them.  They should also wrap up warmly; it can be surprisingly cold even on a quiet summer's night, and consider bringing a seat.
  7. Butterfly Conservation does not accept liability for damage or personal injury incurred at field meetings.
  8. Risk assessments for guided walks: If anyone needs advice on doing risk assessments for guided walks or other events please contact Hugo Brooke.  Example risk assessments can be found on the BC website.

Please inform the trip leader if you are intending to go on the field trip either directly or through leaving a phone message, or text message, no later than the evening of the day before a trip.  The field trip leader will have the discretion to cancel a field trip if there are no confirmed attendees.

Please check the Branch Web Site, or field trip leader for corrections, changes and additions to the programme and to confirm the details prior to joining any field trip.

Where the walk is included in theButterfly Walks in Wiltshire(BWW) booklet the walk number is included.


Moth Events – Wiltshire Moth Group:

Four moth events have been arranged for summer months of  2017

@Stanton country park.

  • Saturday 24th June...................Meet at 21:15
  • Saturday 29th July.....................Meet at 21:00
  • Saturday 16th September.........Meet at 19:15
  • Saturday 14th October..............Meet at 18:30


  • Moth traps will be run from dusk until 11:30pm at the ranger centre. Many species of moths will be caught and displayed showing the diversity of these interesting insects. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.
  • It may be useful to bring a torch and wear warm cloths, and boots as it may turn chilly later in the evening.
  • Stanton Park is access via the A361 between Swindon and Highworth.
  • Grid Reference SU177896