West Midlands branch

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Comma by Roger WasleyWelcome to the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

The West Midlands branch covers Birmingham, the Black Country and the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the West Midlands branch.

Latest News

Blitz for the blues!

A Shropshire nature reserve is hoping to turn blue this summer, after work to create new habitat for a threatened butterfly is completed.

If you go down to the woods today

One of the West Midland’s rarest butterflies has been given a lifeline thanks to a new project to boost its numbers and reintroduce it to several woodlands in the region.

Butterflies of the West Midlands - new book

The West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation have published a beautiful book covering all 40 species of butterfly found across Herefordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire - order your copy today!

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West Midlands: Moth Trapping for Beginners

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2016, 6.30pm-4.00pm

This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).

West Midlands: Clee Hill Butterfly Walk

Sunday 5th June 2016: 1.30pm

Join the West Midlands Branch and the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group on a butterfly walk; we shall be looking for Small Heath, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.

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