Welcome

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.


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Angle Shades - Bob Eade

2018 Photographic Competition

Have you taken a particularly impressive photo of a butterfly or moth this season? If so then why not enter our 2018 photographic competition for a chance to win a prize!

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

Education

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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News

  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • 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.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence

Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this area. Events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

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.