East Midlands branch

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Welcome

GardenWelcome 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

East Midlands: Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 14th May 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

Join the East Midlands Branch on a field trip to Bingham Linear Park (east of Nottingham) to see Spring butterflies, including, hopefully, Grizzled Skipper...

East Midlands: Field Trip Cotgrave Forest

Sunday 21st May 2017, 9.30am-0.30pm

Join the East Midlands Branch with with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in Cotgrave Forest (south-east of Nottingham) for a joint walk to see spring butterflies...

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Hoe Grange Quarry

Hoe Grange QuarryVisit 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.

News

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Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters

Site Recording Form

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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.

Casual Recording Form

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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.

Hatton Area Butterfly Recording Form

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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.