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Species to look out for
Welcome to the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
Lincolnshire is the 2nd largest county, extending from the Humber to the Wash and has a suprisingly large and diverse range of butterflies and moths, although several are just hanging on in isolated colonies and habitat. The central Lincolnshire woodlands harbour the White Admiral and Brown Hairstreak butterflies at the far Northerly limit of their range; while the desolate Crowle Waste in the extreme North West corner has the Large Heath butterfly at its most South Easterly limit. The East coast has the only national colony of the Marsh moth.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Lincolnshire branch.
The rare Silver-spotted Skipper is extremely sensitive to small temperature fluctuations, a long-running study has revealed.
There is still time to get planting in preparation for next month’s Big Butterfly Count.
Richard Fox will help guide you through the pitfalls and make sure you’re all right with the whites.
View the latest butterfly and moth sightings in Lincolnshire