Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk at Wingate Quarry (south-east of Durham) where we hope to see Dingy Skipper and, possibly, Brown Argus butterflies...
Species to look out for
Welcome to the North East England branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The north east has a very diverse range of habitats including extensive areas of upland moorland, coastal dunes, farmland, broad-leafed and coniferous woodland as well as many interesting brown-field sites that reflect the industrial history of the area. These different habitats support a wide range of fauna and flora and about thirty species of butterfly and many species of moth may be seen within the region.
The North East England branch of Butterfly Conservation seeks to increase our knowledge about the butterflies and moths of Northumberland, Durham and north Teesside, to assist in their conservation and to encourage the study of these fascinating insects. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North East England branch.
Join the North East Branch on a guided walk at Littlewood Local Nature Reserve (NNR), east of Junction 61 on the A1, where we hope to see Marbled White, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...
Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk in quarry and grassland near Coxhoe, where we hope to see White-letter Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...
View recent butterfly and moth sightings in the North East England branch region
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