North East England branch

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Welcome

Orange TipWelcome 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.

Events

North East England: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017

Join the North East Branch on the last day of Big Butterfly Count for a guided walk at Coatham Stob. We hope to see Essex Skipper and Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Join the North East Branch for a guided walk at Wingate Quarry to see late summer butterflies including, possibly, Brown Argus...

North East England: Branch AGM And Members' Day

Saturday 14th October 2017, 10.30am-4pm

The North East England Branch's AGM will feature Matthew Oates (National Wildlife Specialist for the National Trust) as one of the speakers. We will also examine the contents of the Gibside moth trap set the previous night, with Autumn species such as...

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Sightings

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Latest News

Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

A naturalist who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation.

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