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 - Essex Weekend

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10am-3pm

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...

East Midlands: Field Trip Toton Sidings

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

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...

East Midlands: Field Trip Fermyn Woods

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.30am-3.00pm

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.

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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.