The European Butterflies Group was established in 2006 and aims to promote the study, conservation and enjoyment of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe.
European Butterflies Group is open to all members of Butterfly Conservation for an additional branch membership costing £10. To join, please download the application form and return to Butterfly Conservation. If you are a non-UK resident member of BC, you will automatically receive European Butterflies Group membership in place of a UK branch, and so need not pay an additional subscription.
Species to look out for
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The European Butterflies Group newsletter is produced twice a year and emailed to members.
The newsletter has a wealth of information on where to see butterflies in Europe.
Several European countries are listed on the website and include a detailed downloadable pdf file on Butterflies of that country usually with an extensive bibliography, details of where to go and what to see. For many of the countries there is also a downloadable spreadsheet containing a country list, and recording sheet, details of who to send records to and a facility for entering records.
The European Butterflies Group Members Day and AGM will take place at the IBIS hotel Birmingham on Sat 17th October 2020.
The European Butterflies Group Calendar 2020 is available to purchase, £8 each or £15 for two, plus postage from: firstname.lastname@example.org , or from the Annual General Meeting and Members Day.
The first European Butterflies Group identification guides are now available on the website, see here.
The European Marsh Award 2019 to Ole Karsholt.
A growing number of wildlife tour companies offer specialised butterfly watching holidays in Europe, we are keen to encourage this and offer a free advert on the European Butterflies Group website for companies offering such butterfly tours in Europe.
Two types of trips are offered: fixed date departures - where the group size, itinerary, duration and dates are pre-arranged by the company - and tailor-made departures - where you decide these details to suit.
While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.
Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19.
Butterfly Conservation and over 60 leading wildlife and conservation NGOs unite in support of speedier beaver restoration.
Butterfly Conservation urges the Prime Minister to seize this opportunity to restore nature and reverse the climate crisis.
Saturday 17th October 2020, 1:30am-5:00pm
Ibis Birmingham New Street (21 Ladywell Walk)
The Annual General Meeting and Members Day will take place on Saturday 17th October 2020, at the Ibis hotel, Birmingham.
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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.
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EUROPEAN BUTTERFLIES GROUP COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Mike Prentice - Chair
- Simon Spencer - Secretary
- Nigel Peace - Newsletter Editor
- David Moore - Treasurer
- Dudley Cheesman
- Martin Davies
- Mike Williams
- Nick Greatorex-Davies
- Bernard Watts
- Roger Gibbons
- Marian Thomas
- Dave Plowman
- Anne Spencer - Membership Secretary