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.
Species to look out for
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
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.
The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.
Conservation in Lincolnshire
The 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.
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.
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.
Do come and join us clear some of the scrubby undergrowth to help keep Snakeholme Pit neat and tidy ready for the Spring!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
The '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!'