Cheshire And Wirral Branch was established in 1985 with the aims of promoting the conservation of butterflies and moths, together with their habitats in Cheshire, Wirral, South Manchester and part of the Peak District.

It promotes its activities at local shows and conservation fairs, carries out research and recording work, arranges talks and presentations to interested bodies and is actively involved in supporting the work of other conservation groups.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cheshire And Wirral Branch.

Interested in helping the branch with butterfly monitoring?

Every week between April and October, when the conditions are right, transect walkers monitor butterflies at selected sites throughout the branch area. During 2024, we are looking for help with several new sites in the Runcorn area along with some existing sites near Delamere, including within the Beaver enclosure at Hatchmere (which is normally inaccessible to the general public). Full training in transect monitoring will be given. This is part of the National Monitoring Scheme.

If you're interested in learning more please send an email headed 'transects' to [email protected]

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Dark Green Fritillary - Iain H Leach

Key sites & species

There are many sites across the Cheshire and Peak District area where you can find beautiful butterflies We have gathered some information on the key sites to visit, the butterflies you can find there and the best time of year to see them. 

Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk-moths


The Cheshire branch has been working closely with local schools for several years. Find out what kind of projects we have been involved in and if you think your school could benefit from working with us. 

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Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

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Contact branch

  • Chairman:
    Malcolm Plant 
  • Branch Secretary:
    Luciano Pinto