North East England branch

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Species to look out for

Welcome

Orange TipWelcome to the North East England branch of Butterfly Conservation.

The north east has a very diverse range of habitats including extensive areas of upland moorland, coastal dunes, farmland, broad-leafed and coniferous woodland as well as many interesting brown-field sites that reflect the industrial history of the area. These different habitats support a wide range of fauna and flora and about thirty species of butterfly and many species of moth may be seen within the region.

The North East England branch of Butterfly Conservation seeks to increase our knowledge about the butterflies and moths of Northumberland, Durham and north Teesside, to assist in their conservation and to encourage the study of these fascinating insects. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North East England branch.

Sightings

Test thumb 1View recent butterfly and moth sightings in the North East England branch region

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.

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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.