The East Midlands Branch covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Derbyshire including the Peak District.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the East Midlands Branch.
Species to look out for
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This disused limestone quarry is owned by Longcliffe Quarries Ltd, but BC's East Midlands Branch helps to manage the site with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
To date, 26 species of butterfly have been recorded on the site, including Wall Brown, Dingy Skipper and Small Heath. It also supports a healthy colony of Common Blue butterflies.
Records, even of the commonest species, are invaluable in helping us to understand the status and distribution of species on a national and local basis and help guide conservation work. Submit your records and see our latest sightings here.
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.
Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.
Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Chilterns Gateway Visitor Centre, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade LU6 2GY
Join the East Midlands Branch on this trip to Bedfordshire, where you'll have a chance to see butterflies like the Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus in the morning and then after lunch you'll head to nearby Totternhoe Knolls, which is a good site for the Small Blue.
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Codnor Park Forge Nature Reserve, Derbyshire
Join the East Midlands Branch on this guided butterfly walk. This site has 24 different species, like the Dingy Skipper, Small Heath, Common Blue and Clouded Yellow...
Sunday 9th June 2019, 10:30am-1:00pm
Tippings Wood Car Park, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire
Join the East Midlands Branch for this wildlife walk at Tippings and Boundary Wood (former Blidworth Colliery), where we hope to see butterflies like the Dingy Skipper, Small Heath, Common Blue, as well as a range of Orchids...
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.