Lancashire branch

Lancashire Branch Peel Tower

Species to look out for


Belted BeautyWelcome to the Lancashire Branch of Butterfly Conservation. The Lancashire Branch covers the counties of Lancashire, Northern Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Lancashire branch.


Lancashire/Cumbria: Big Butterfly Count Event

Wednesday 27th July 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branch on this Big Butterfly Count (BBC) walk through Brigsteer Park Wood to see as many BBC butterfly species as possible, like the Common Blue, but also to see the Silver-washed and Dark Green Fritillaries found in this wood!

Lancashire/Cumbria: Butterflies of Gait Barrows

Wednesday 24th August 2016, 10.00am-2.00pm

Join the Cumbria and Lancashire Branches for a chance of seeing late summer butterflies in one of Britain's most important areas of limestone landscape, including a hunt for Brown Hairstreak. This species was seen there in 2015; is it still there?

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Myers Allotment Reserve

Latest Sightings in Lancashire

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Latest News

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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Annual Recording Reports