UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.
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.
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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.
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
Our County Recorder, Allan Binding, logged over 35,000 records last year! Obviously we cannot cover such numbers. 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 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...
Do come and join us for an afternoon tidying up Snakeholme for the Summer ahead.
Our first Field Trip of the year to Lincolnshire's own Twyford Wood Reserve. Join us to see Grizzled and Dingy Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and many more!
Come and help us keep Snakeholme Pit Reserve neat and tidy for the Summer!