White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
Species to look out for
The Cheshire and Peak Branch was established in 1985 with the aims of promoting the conservation of butterflies and moths, together with their habitats in Cheshire, Wirral, South Manchester and part of the Peak District.
It promotes its activities at local shows and conservation fairs, carries out research and recording work, arranges talks and presentations to interested bodies and is actively involved in supporting the work of other conservation groups.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cheshire and Peak Branch.
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.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
The branch has been actively involved in numerous projects over the last few years. Find out more here.
Key Sites & Species
There are many sites across the Cheshire and Peak District area where you can find beautiful butterflies.
The Cheshire branch has been working closely with local schools for several years.
Find out what kind of projects we have been involved in and if you think your school could benefit from working with us.