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

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

  • No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

    The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.

  • Holy Grail of moth recording reappears in Britain

    Numerous recent sightings of a moth that became extinct in the UK in the 1960s, suggest that it has recolonised and is now breeding across southern Britain.

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.

Catch up on all our news

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.

See all our upcoming events

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.