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Welcome

Welcome To The Yorkshire Branch Of Butterfly Conservation.

Brimstone Small Founded in 1981, the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation is one of the largest geographically as the county of Yorkshire measures approximately 150km north to south and 170km east to west!

From its humble beginnings with eighteen members, the branch has grown steadily to around one thousand members today. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Yorkshire branch.

Latest 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.

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Events

Work Party on Mull

Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th April 2014, 10.30am-4.00pm

The day-flying Slender Scotch Burnet only occurs in the UK on Mull, Ulva and Gometra, nowhere else. The moth inhabits sunny, south-facing slopes, with underlying basalt rock where its caterpillar’s sole foodplant, bird’s-foot trefoil, grows in short, flower-rich vegetation, with some bare ground. However, at one of its sites, the cliffs near Kilninian, the moth is threatened by encroachment from Cotoneaster. This invasive non-native shrub has escaped from gardens and has become well-established on the undercliffs and cliffs, threatening the moth's breeding habitat.

Highlands Cotoneaster Clearance Work Party

Thursday 24th April 2014 - Sunday 27th April, anytime 10:30am - 4pm

Join the Highlands branch clearing Cotoneaster to benefit Slender Scotch Burnet moth on the beautiful Isle of Mull.

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