Our Events

Join with BCSSL today because "Enthusiasm leads the way".

At BCSSL we always aim to do something to inspire our own members as well as the general public. We conduct two major events per year - most likely a race and a workshop. Lectures are conducted frequently on topics that interest not only butterflies, but many other aspects of wildlife and nature conservation. Every other month when our schedule is devoid of a lecture, we organize a field trip where everyone can have fun while boosting up their knowledge at the field itself.

Upcoming Events

'Grow With Nature' Kids Programme - 2019

More details coming up soon!

Dragonfly Workshop - 2019

More details coming up soon!

Past Events

Butterfly Dragonfly Race - 2019

The Butterfly and Dragonfly Race 2019 was concluded successfully with the participation of around 80 nature enthusiasts on 6th April 2019. This consisted of university students, school children and other youngsters. The event was held this time for the fourth consecutive year, and was shifted to a new and more exciting venue this time - Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens.

Team YBA from Young Biologists' Association grabbed the winning place while team Odonoptera was the runners-up. All the winners were awarded valuable prices.

In addition to the competition, field sessions were conducted by renowned entomologist Dr. George van der Poorten and our own specialists Mr. Himesh Dilruwan Jayasinghe and Mr. Amila Prasanna Sumanapala.

Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thanks to all the participants and everyone that helped make this event a success!


Field Trips

General field visits are organized by BCSSL for its members to further study about nature; not only about butterflies but about other flora and fauna as well. These trips focus on specific areas of the country where interesting observations, taking field records and photographing butterflies and other species are possible. Field work usually ends with a meaningful discussion of the day's work.


A lecture on a subject pertaining to the study of Lepidoptera and other invertebrates will be conducted by a suitable BCSSL member or an invited guest on the last Saturday of every month at Department of Zoology, University of Colombo. Lectures are aimed at sharing knowledge on the subject as well as promoting conservation of the relevant flora and fauna. We welcome everybody to join hands with us for these lectures and share knowledge. Details are available through the website and the official Facebook page.

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