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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 coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.
View the latest butterfly and moth sightings in Lincolnshire