North East England branch

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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.


North East England: Guided Walk

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Join the North East England Branch on a guided walk in quarry and grassland near Coxhoe, where we hope to see White-letter Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies...

North East England: Guided Walk

Sunday 6th August 2017

Join the North East Branch on the last day of Big Butterfly Count for a guided walk at Coatham Stob. We hope to see Essex Skipper and Purple Hairstreak butterflies.

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