Warwickshire branch

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Welcome

Welcome to Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire - Saving butterflies, moths and our environment.

Warwickshire branchWe 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.

Flickr Group

Flickr Join our flickr group and share your photographs of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull online with others.

Events

Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 30th July 2016: 8.30pm

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this Moth Night led by David Brown, where we hope to see Double Dart, Marbled Green and Oak Eggar moths. (Free event)

Warwickshire: Moth Night

Saturday 30th July 2016: 8.30pm

Join the Warwickshire Branch at this Moth Night led by David Brown, where we hope to see Double Dart, Marbled Green and Oak Eggar moths. (Free event)

Warwickshire: Coughton Wood Butterfly Walk

Wednesday 3rd August 2016: 11.00am

Join the Warwickshire Branch for a butterfly walk in Coughton Wood led by Mike Slater. We are hoping to see Essex Skipper butterflies. (Free event) This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Latest News

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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