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Welcome To The Yorkshire Branch Of Butterfly Conservation.

Brimstone Small Founded in 1981, the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation is one of the largest geographically as the county of Yorkshire measures approximately 150km north to south and 170km east to west!

From its humble beginnings with eighteen members, the branch has grown steadily to around one thousand members today. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Yorkshire branch.

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40 year slump for UK Butterflies

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.

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Yorkshire: Deepdale Meadow

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 9.30am

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites.

Yorkshire: Marbled White Walk

Thursday 7th July 2016: 2.00pm

In August 2012 a solitary Marbled White butterfly was photographed in a field adjoining Shipley station. More have been seen since. This walk is part of a follow-up to the previous sightings, to try and monitor the status of this colony.

Yorkshire: Strensall Common And World's End

Friday 8th July 2016: 9.30am

A decent ramble of 2–4 hours depending on the interests of those attending and the weather. We would hope to see a good range of summer butterflies, and dragonflies especially at World’s End.

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