White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
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
There are no events scheduled for the requested area. Field events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.
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.
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
A former quarry that has been transformed into a butterfly haven will open its doors to the public on Sunday 23 July...
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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Butterflies and Moths of Leicestershire & Rutland
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