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.

*Branch Newsletter Spring edition*

So far it has not been possible to print and post the paper version, but we hope to do so when Covid-19 restrictions are eased.  If you have given permission for BC ‘headquarters’ to use your email address, you will have received a link to download it as a PDF.  If not and you have email, you can send a message to the editor (see previous editions), who will send the PDF to you.

Please note that the Photographic Competition 2020 is ON, but you must obey Government restrictions.  Instructions & conditions are as last year and the deadline for submissions is October 31st.  All events, meetings and field trips are cancelled/postponed, pending further developments.

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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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Due to COVID-19 all Branch events are cancelled until further notice. Please check with your Branch or event organiser for further details.
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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