Lincolnshire branch

Brown hairstreak

Species to look out for


Our Branch was started in 1984 & has a current membership of over 300.

Click the link below for the following:

  • Brief history of the Branch
  • A map of the County
  • The range of Branch activities
  • A list of Lincolnshire's butterflies

View details of our Branch, including a list of the Lincolnshire butterflies.

Latest News

Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.

Horror Moth Ghosts In For Halloween

The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.

View all Lincolnshire branch news stories

Conservation in Lincolnshire

Grizzled SkipperThe Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation has two important, current Conservation Projects in hand. The 'Limewoods Brown Hairstreak Project' has been running for 20 years, & the 'Grizzled Skipper Survey in South-west Lincolnshire', has been running for 4 years.

Find out more about these Conservation Projects.


Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 28th December 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue with the important, on-going habitat management for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood

Lincolnshire Work Party - Southrey Wood

Sunday 18th January 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

One of a series of Winter Work Parties to help with coppicing in Southrey Wood - an important BC Reserve owned by the Forestry Commission

Lincolnshire Work Party - Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 25th January 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Your help would be much appreciated as we continue the important, on-going Brown Hairstreak habitat management, in selected areas of Chambers Farm Wood - owned by the Forestry Commission.

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View the latest butterfly and moth sightings in Lincolnshire

Please send any Lincolnshire butterfly and moth sightings for viewing here to Lawrie Poole e-mail:

Our County Recorder, Allan Binding, logged some 15,000 records last year! Obviously we cannot cover such numbers here. So, we are particularly interested in first sightings, unusual sightings, in fact anything newsworthy and which you think others would be interested to know about. If in doubt, send it anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Chambers Farm Wood - Butterfly Garden

Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation manages the Butterfly Garden with the kind permission and support of the Forestry Commission.

Find out more about the garden...


BrimstoneThe 'Lincolnshire Gallery' features an aspect of Lincolnshire's butterflies or moths using photos taken within the County by our Members. Every few weeks or so, a new subject will be covered. The current Gallery is: 'Butterfly Highlights for 2014'