Lincolnshire Branch

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Our Branch was started in 1984 & has a current membership of over 350.

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.

Did you know you can support the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation every time you purchase something online?

Check out this YouTube video to see how it works and then register here.

Lincolnshire BC will then receive a donation every time you buy online.

Thank you for your support!

Latest News

Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

A naturalist who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation.

View all Lincolnshire Branch news stories

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...


Orange-tipThe 'Lincolnshire Gallery' features an aspect of Lincolnshire's butterflies or moths using photos taken within the County by our Members. The latest Gallery covers photos taken of some of the late season's moths, including the pretty Autumn-coloured Sallows. Click on: 'Latest Gallery'.


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.

(Also included on this page is a quick reference table of dates for Work Parties covering Southrey Wood F.C, Chambers Farm Wood F.C, Snakeholme Pit N.R. & Twyford Forest F.C. For full details, please see the Events page.)


Do you go out walking regularly?

Purple Hairstreak We would love your help to keep track of the butterflies or moths you see in your area.

We have everything you need to get started, including why recording is so important.


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This page is dedicated to sharing first sightings, unusual sightings and indeed anything butterfly and moth related that might be of interest to others across the county.

Take a look and find out how you can share your photos or butterfly/moth tales


Lincolnshire: Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood

Saturday 29th July 2017, 9.30pm till late

Do join us for our Moth Night at Chambers Farm Wood to see and have a go at identifying some of the amazing varieties and numbers of moths in the Limewoods. Experts will help you and i.d. books will be available. Around 100 species will probably be caught...

Lincolnshire: Open Day At Chambers Farm Wood

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am-3pm

Do join us for our annual Open Day at Chambers Farm Wood Visitors' Centre, with kind permission from the Forestry Commission. There will be a Butterfly Walk at 11am, displays, sales, light refreshments and much more! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

Lincolnshire: Work Party - Snakeholme Pit

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Join the Lincolnshire Branch on a work party at Snakeholme Pit to to help maintain the habitat, including the banks and footpaths, for a variety of meadow butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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