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: Work Party

Sunday 18th December 2016, 9.45am-3pm

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Bishop Middleham Quarry (between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

North East England: Work Party

Sunday 15th January 2017, 9.45am-3pm

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Town Kelloe Bank (between Hartlepool and Durham). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

North East England: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 9.45am-3pm

Join the North East England Branch on a work party clearing scrub at Bishop Middleham Quarry (between Bishop Auckland and Peterlee). The work will be supervised by Durham Wildlife Trust...

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Sightings

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Latest News

All the better for moorland butterflies

The decline of three of the UK’s most threatened butterflies could be reversed across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the launch of a ground-breaking conservation project.

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