Join the East Midlands Branch at Fermyn Woods - part of the ancient Rockingham Forest - where we will be looking for butterflies like the Marbled White, Purple Emperor and White Admiral.
Species to look out for
Welcome 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
Join the East Midlands Branch on this morning walk to find summer butterflies, including the Dark-Green Fritillary and Brown Argus.
Join the East Midlands Branch on this butterfly walk at the Cloud Wood nature reserve.
Downloads, Recording Forms & Newsletters
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.
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.
Use this form for sightings aroung the Carsington Water area in Derbyshire. Please print out and send completed forms to address on form.
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
Visit 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.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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.
Wildlife lovers are being given the rare opportunity to see a spectacular blue butterfly at Derbyshire’s only butterfly reserve.
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Butterflies and Moths of Leicestershire & Rutland
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