Species to look out for
Welcome to Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire - Saving butterflies, moths and our environment.
We work alongside land owners, local authorities, conservation bodies, businesses and local people to raise awareness about the threats to our butterflies, moths, their habitats and our environment. We provide advice and practical help on how to protect these and other threatened wildlife in the region.
Several butterflies in the region such as the Small Blue and Wood White are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss and population fragmentation resulting in small isolated colonies which become increasingly susceptible to local or regional extinction. The Wall Brown is now believed to be extinct in the region with no sightings since 2007. Other species such as the Duke of Burgundy are confirmed as extinct in the region, last seen in 1987. Warwickshire also hosts a wide variety of moths including species such as Sciota hostilis which is found nowhere else in the country.
Our members are vital to the work we do in our region. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Warwickshire branch.
Join our flickr group and share your photographs of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull online with others.
Join the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's (WWT) newest Nature Reserve (NR) for the first of two moth nights. Ancient Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow is rich in wildlife and supports a great diversity of moth species including Birch Mocha, Lobster moth and Red-necked...
Join the Warwickshire Branch for this out-of-county butterfly walk (Oakridge Lynch, Glos), which will focus on seeing the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, which is usually found in good numbers at Strawberry Banks. The reserve also supports several other interesting butterfly species and is great for wild flowers, including Wild Columbine and Lesser Butterfly Orchid and the elusive Hazel Dormouse...
Join the Warwickshire Branch on a butterfly walk at Prees Heath Common reserve in Shropshire. It is the only site in the Midlands that supports the Silver-studded Blue butterfly...
Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Gardeners are being asked to help the UK’s beleaguered butterflies, bees and moths by making their county the most pollinator-friendly in the UK.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes B&Q's decision to stop using controversial pesticides