Join the East Midlands Branch with the Derby Natural History Society for a 2-3 hour walk around the Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Toton Sidings. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies, including Marbled White.
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 lowland Derbyshire.
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
Target species: Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak & possibly Silver Washed Fritillary.
Target species: Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple and White-letter Hairstreak, and a range of other woodland and grassland species
More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
Trip Reports for 2015
Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?
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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