East Midlands branch

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Species to look out for

Welcome

GardenWelcome 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.

Events

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Ketton Quarry

Saturday 10th May 2014: 10am

Join the East Midlands Branch on our first field trip of 2014. Target species for this quarry site are Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and other spring butterflies.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Bingham Linear Park

Sunday 18th May 2014; 10am

East Midlands Branch joins up with South Notts Wildlife Trust for a field trip exploring the disused railway line running south from Bingham. Target species spring butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper.

East Midlands Branch, Field Trip - Hicks Lodge

Saturday 24th May 2014; 10am

In the heart of the National Forest Hicks Lodge is one parcel of Forestry Commission land. This first visit of 2014 is an opportunity to see how this part of the forest is developing for the benefit for wildlife and in particular butterflies.

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News

Butterfly Fightback Begins

UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.

Moth Causes World T20 Cricket Chaos

The world’s scariest moth caused chaos at the cricket after invading the BBC commentary box during England’s World Twenty20 clash with the Netherlands.

Field Trips 2014

People walking through meadowView the East Midlands branch field trips 2014

Field Trip Reports 2013

People walking through meadowView the East Midlands branch 2013 field trip reports

Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters

Minutes of 2012 Branch AGM

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Minutes of the 2012 East Midlands Branch AGM & Members' Day. Please download and read if you are coming to the 2013 Branch AGM.

Site Recording Form

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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.

Casual Recording Form

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Use this form for visits to multiple sites. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form.

Hatton Area Butterfly Recording Form

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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.