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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View all the latest sightings in Lancashire. 

Peacock - Mark Searle

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  • Office closure

    We are experiencing an outbreak of sickness at Manor Yard and the office is currently closed. This also means we have limited capacity to answer phones and emails.

  • Photo competition - Lancashire branch

    Are you a budding nature photographer? Have you or your children taken some lovely butterfly or moth snaps through this spring and summer? Why not enter our competition and the overall winner’s photograph will appear on the front cover of our Autumn 2021 newsletter and receive a £25 NHBS voucher, with 2nd place being printed on the back cover.

  • Free webinar: The Atlas: Mission Accomplished

    Sign up to a free webinar, The Atlas: Mission Accomplished, and learn about the landmark publication – the Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths.

  • Big Butterfly Count 2020: The Results

    Big Butterfly Count 2020 sees lowest numbers of butterflies recorded in 11 years.

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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.

Find out how to get involved.