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 Banch Field Trip to Toton Fields LNR

Thursday 24th July 2014; 10am

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.

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Longstone Edge

Sunday 17th August 2014; 10.30am

The target species is the Wall Brown but there could also be Dark Green Fritillary and the Brown Argus (Peak District Race) dependant on how advanced the butterfly season is.

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News

Look For Lobsters In The Woods

Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests.

Rare Moth Found In Scottish Highlands

One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.

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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

pdf 203Kb

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

pdf 186Kb

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.