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Our Branch was started in 1984 & has a current membership of over 300.

Click the link below for the following:

  • Brief history of the Branch
  • A map of the County
  • The range of Branch activities
  • A list of Lincolnshire's butterflies

View details of our Branch, including a list of the Lincolnshire butterflies.

Latest News

Butterflies Back From The Brink

One of Lincolnshire’s rarest butterflies is making a comeback in East Lindsey. Butterfly Conservation's Lincolnshire Branch is reporting a dramatic increase in numbers of Marsh Fritillary.

Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.

Horror Moth Ghosts In For Halloween

The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.

View all Lincolnshire branch news stories

Conservation in Lincolnshire

Grizzled SkipperThe Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation has two important, current Conservation Projects in hand. The 'Limewoods Brown Hairstreak Project' has been running for 20 years, & the 'Grizzled Skipper Survey in South-west Lincolnshire', has been running for 4 years.

Find out more about these Conservation Projects.


Lincolnshire Work Party - Twyford Forest

Saturday 7th March 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Do come and join us in the Glade & Sanctuary areas of Twyford Forest to help cut back overgrown and tall scrub. This work will benefit our best site for Grizzled and Dingy Skippers.

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 8th March 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management, in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood - owned by the Forestry Commission.

Lincolnshire Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Saturday 21st March 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Do come and join us clear some of the scrubby undergrowth to help keep Snakeholme Pit neat and tidy ready for the Spring!

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View the latest butterfly and moth sightings in Lincolnshire

Please send any Lincolnshire butterfly and moth sightings for viewing here to Lawrie Poole e-mail:

Many thousands of butterfly & moth sightings are recorded each year in Lincolnshire! Obviously we cannot cover such numbers here. So, we are particularly interested in first sightings, unusual sightings, in fact anything newsworthy, and which you think others would be interested to know about. If in doubt, send it in anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Chambers Farm Wood - Butterfly Garden

Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation manages the Butterfly Garden with the kind permission and support of the Forestry Commission.

Find out more about the garden...


DofBThe 'Lincolnshire Gallery' features an aspect of Lincolnshire's butterflies or moths using photos taken within the County by our Members. Every few weeks or so, a new subject will be covered. The current Gallery is: 'The Jazzy! The Exotic! The Unusual!'