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
One of the UK’s favourite butterflies – the Small Tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.
A year on from the publication of the State of Nature report, Sir David Attenborough joins Butterfly Conservation and our partners to seek out game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature.
A flower-strewn Cotswold valley that could become home to the UK's rarest butterfly has been awarded prestigious National Nature Reserve status by Natural England.
The Branch Newsletter for Spring 2014.