East Midlands branch

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Welcome

GardenWelcome to the East Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation

The East Midlands Branch covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Derbyshire including the Peak District.

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

East Midlands Walks, Talks and other Events

East Midlands: Summer Butterflies!

Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10am-12.30pm

Join the East Midlands Branch on this morning walk to find summer butterflies, including the Dark-Green Fritillary and Brown Argus.

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Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters

Site Recording Form

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Use this form for multiple visits to a single site. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.

Casual Recording Form

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Use this form for visits to multiple sites. Please print out and send completed form to the relevant county recorder, addresses on the form. IMPORTANT:- Please note this form has changed for 2015 please use this updated form in place of previous versions.

Hatton Area Butterfly Recording Form

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Use this form for recording butterflies in the Hatton area of Derbyshire. Please print out the completed form and send to the address on the form.

Hoe Grange Quarry

Hoe Grange QuarryVisit Hoe Grange Quarry - the first Butterfly Nature Reserve in Derbyshire!

This disused limestone quarry is owned by Longcliffe Quarries Ltd, but BC's East Midlands Branch helps to manage the site with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

To date 26 species of butterfly have been recorded on the site, including Wall Brown, Dingy Skipper and Small Heath. It also supports a healthy colony of Common Blue butterflies.

News

March of the micros

An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

Blue is the colour at quarry reserve

Wildlife lovers are being given the rare opportunity to see a spectacular blue butterfly at Derbyshire’s only butterfly reserve.

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