Join the East Midlands weekend trip to Essex; we shall be looking for Heath Fritillary, White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies. There will also be good sites for dragonflies...
Species to look out for
Welcome to the East Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation
The East Midlands Branch covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Derbyshire including the Peak District.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the East Midlands branch.
East Midlands Walks, Talks and other Events
Join this field trip to an area just north of Long Eaton full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White...
Fermyn Woods is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. It is an attractive site with grassland and ponds as well as the extensive woodland. Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species.
Hoe Grange Quarry
Visit Hoe Grange Quarry - the first Butterfly Nature Reserve in Derbyshire!
This disused limestone quarry is owned by Longcliffe Quarries Ltd, but BC's East Midlands Branch helps to manage the site with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
To date 24 species of butterfly have been recorded on the site, including Wall Brown, Dingy Skipper and Small Heath. It also supports a healthy colony of Common Blue butterflies.
Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Gardeners are being asked to help the UK’s beleaguered butterflies, bees and moths by making their county the most pollinator-friendly in the UK.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes B&Q's decision to stop using controversial pesticides
Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters
Minutes of the 2015 East Midlands Branch AGM and Members' Day, held at Conkers.
Use this form for multiple visits to a single site. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.
Use this form for visits to multiple sites. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.
Use this form for sightings aroung the Carsington Water area in Derbyshire. Please print out and send completed forms to address on form.
Use this form for recording butterflies in the Hatton area of Derbyshire. Please print out the completed form and send to the address on the form.
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