The Lancashire Branch covers the counties of Lancashire, Northern Greater Manchester and Liverpool.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Lancashire Branch.
Within our area, we have a great variety of moths and butterflies, including a number of national rarities.
Species to look out for
Cancellation of Lancashire Branch Members Day/AGM
The Lancashire Branch Members Day/AGM due to take place at Ainsdale NNR on Saturday 7th July has unfortunately been cancelled.
Due to the Southport Air Show taking place on that day and the anticipated increase in traffic, along with the England World Cup match in the afternoon, and a fire at the reserve, we have decided it will be best to postpone the event to a later date.
We will arrange a new date for the Members Day/AGM and send out the details shortly.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause.
Please could you pass this message on to others who may have been intending to attend the event.
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Saturday 21st July 2018, 10.30am-2.00pm
A chance to see High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Grayling and other summer butterflies during this Big Butterfly Count event.
Saturday 28th July 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lytham St Annes
Target: Grayling and other summer butterfly species.
Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.15am-1.00pm
Joint Butterfly Conservation Cumbria and Lancashire branches
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.
Tel: 01539 728254