Join the Cumbria Branch on a work party at Capes Head (near Grange-over-Sands)...
Species to look out for
The county of Cumbria is located where the boundaries of southern and northern species of butterfly overlap which goes some way to explaining why 41 species are recorded, rather high for a county this far north.
We have the Mountain Ringlet and Scotch Argus that cannot be seen anywhere else south of the Scottish border. Large Heath are found on the Solway and Morecambe Bay mosses, the Small Blue is present on Brownfield sites on the west coast and Marsh Fritillary fly on a few grassland sites in the north and west.
The limestone woodlands and grasslands bordering Morecambe Bay are the UK stronghold of the rare High Brown Fritillary and are also home to Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Northern Brown Argus, Silver Washed Fritillary and Duke of Burgundy.
Find out more about butterfly surveys run in the Cumbria region
At this free event you will find out how the butterflies of Lancashire and Cumbria are doing, what we are doing to help them and how you can get involved. Butterfly expert and author, Matthew Oates will be a guest speaker at the event. BOOKING ESSENTIAL...
Join the Cumbria Branch on one of their monthly Sunday work parties. Today's is at Capes Head, east of Grange-over-Sands...
Butterflies in towns and cities declining faster than their countryside counterparts
Some of the UK's best-loved birds and butterflies could be wiped out as there is not enough habitat for them to cope with the effects of a warming climate.
World-renowned butterfly scientist Dr Martin Warren has been awarded with an OBE for services to the environment.