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.
View recent butterfly and moth sightings in the North East England branch region
Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer.
Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests.
One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.
The Branch Newsletter for Spring 2014.