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.

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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  • Did you spot the moth that looks like a Hummingbird in your garden?

    A beautiful and unusual moth that looks like a Hummingbird in flight appears to have had a bumper year in 2022, with an estimated ten-fold increase in sightings reported across the UK.

  • Free Wills Month

    This March, Butterfly Conservation is offering free and discounted will writing services to make it easier for people to support the butterflies and moths they value and the ensure everyone, whatever their circumstance, has the chance to shape the future for the next generation to enjoy.

  • Species to spot in March

    March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and to mark the occasion we've put together some information about the butterfly and moth species you might see if you venture out this weekend.

  • Call for volunteers to create a Wild Space for butterflies and moths in Stirling

    Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is seeking nature-loving volunteers for a brand-new project called Wild Spaces which will transform urban spaces in Stirling into green havens.

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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