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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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE 

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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Cinnabar - Bob Eade

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News

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    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • March of the micros

    An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence

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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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