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

Butterfly Dragonfly Race - 2018

The Butterfly Conservation Society of Sri Lanka (BCSSL) is going to conduct the 3rd “Annual Butterfly and Dragonfly Race” for 2018 and we are cordially inviting you to take part!

This event aims to promote butterfly and dragonfly watching in urban wetland parks around Colombo to increase the public engagement and awareness in nature conservation.

The Race is conducted in the form of a competition where the participating teams compete with each other by trying to record the highest number of butterfly and dragonfly species in a given area within a given time. A panel of judges will be present to validate the observations made by the teams and the team that records the highest collective number of species (both butterflies and dragonflies) will be awarded winning prizes.

As a part of this program, we are also planning to conduct a brief field session after the race which will focus on identifying butterfly and dragonfly species in the field. Field sessions will be conducted by Mr. Himesh Jayasinghe and Mr. Amila Sumanapala after the competition. These field sessions are open for everyone.

Download the necessary documents here:

Team categories and registration fee:

  • Open category - Rs. 2500/= per group
  • School/University category - Rs. 1500/= per group

The registration fee can be deposited to the following account number at Sampath Bank or cash payments can be done directly to the coordinators mentioned.

Account details:

  • Sampath Bank - Colombo Super Branch
  • Name: Butterfly conservation Society of Sri Lanka
  • Account No: 117561000469

Send the filled registration forms with the copy of the approved bank slip to butterflycssl@gmail.com before 25th of April 2018. Mention 'B&D Race registration fee' as the reason for payment in the bank slip.
Registration is officially accepted when the filled form and the bank slip are received.

Please contact the coordinator for further details:
Amila - +94715639774

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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