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.

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Cinnabar - Bob Eade

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Peacock - Mark Searle

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  • Lancashire Branch Members’ Day 2024

    Saturday 10th August 9:30 - 12:30 Walk: 13:30 - 15:30

    Holt Room, RSPB Leighton Moss

    Moth-trap opening, a series of talks, election of officers in the morning followed by a guided walk around Arnside Knott.

  • Butterflies of Ainsdale Sand Dunes

    Thursday 25th July 10.30 - 14.30

    Ainsdale Sand Dunes

    A fascinating guided walk around Ainsdale Sands led by Chris Ambrose who has been surveying and recording butterflies on this site for very many years. His expertise should enable sightings of Grayling, Wall, Purple Hairstreak and many others.

  • Identification and Recording Day at Levens Village Hall

    Saturday 28th July 10:00 - 16:00

    Levens Village Institute

    A morning indoor session will look at how to identify and record butterflies and day-flying moths with an afternoon trip to nearby White Scar to put theory into practice.

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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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