Come and explore this important woodland site looking for Dark Green Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Silver-washed Fritillary.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the East Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation
The East Midlands Branch covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and lowland Derbyshire.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the East Midlands branch.
East Midlands Walks, Talks and other Events
A chance to visit a brownfield site owned by Derbyshire County Council, where extensive habitat restoration and creation has been carried out to attract butterflies, and we hope to see White Letter Hairstreak and possibly Essex Skipper.
Join us for a morning walk around the Toton Fields Local NR and Toton Sidings for an approx. 2 to 3 hour walk. This area is full of wildflowers that attract a wide range of butterflies including Marbled White.
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Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters
Minutes of the 2014 East Midlands Branch AGM & Members' Day. Please download and read if you are intend coming to the 2015 Branch AGM.
Download the latest issue of the East Midlands Branch newsletter. Issue 55 Autumn 2014
Use this form for multiple visits to a single site. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.
Use this form for visits to multiple sites. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.
Use this form for sightings aroung the Carsington Water area in Derbyshire. Please print out and send completed forms to address on form.
Use this form for recording butterflies in the Hatton area of Derbyshire. Please print out the completed form and send to the address on the form.
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