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 our Moth Night at Sutton Park, an area of heath and birch woodland, where we hope to see Emperor Moth & Scarce Prominent among others...
Join Ben Coleman from the Warwickshire Branch at Warwickshire County Council's Ryton Pools Country Park for an introduction to moths and moth trapping/recording. This special Moth Night is for new members and beginners...
Join the Warwickshire Branch on this walk in Rugby, where we hope to see some Warwickshire rarities including Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies plus many other springtime species....
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