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 AGM will be held on Saturday 10th April 2021 at 2.00pm by Zoom Videoconference.
The European Butterflies Group Calendar 2021 is available to purchase, £8 each or £15 for two, plus postage from: email@example.com .
Several European Butterflies Group identification guides are now available on the website, a complete, comprehensive Identification Guide to the European Fritillaries (published Dec 2020) and the Identification Guide to the Pyrgus Group of Grizzled Skippers in Europe (published April 2021) can be downloaded as a free resource 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.
In the wake of the inter-supermarket caterpillar cake debacle, Iceland has announced it will launch brand-new Iceland Bonny the Butterfly Cakes to promote the importance of biodiversity, with all profits going to Butterfly Conservation.
Join us for our Butterflies of the Lake District webinar and learn about the common and rare species you can find here. Plus, by signing up you'll be helping fund on-the-ground conservation work in nearby Morecambe Bay.
A new project called Kent’s Magnificent Moths will save and celebrate some of the UK’s most unique and special moths which are found in the county.
Residents of Norton in Stourbridge are set to see a boost to numbers of the striking Scarlet Tiger moth thanks to a £3,938 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET).
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.
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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