Welcome

The Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation was formed in 1984 and has grown steadily since then to a current membership of over 400. Well over 100 people contribute regularly to the 'Sightings' page, with accounts, stories and photographs. 

Did you know you can support the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation every time you purchase something online?

Check out this YouTube video to see how it works and then register here.

Lincolnshire BC will then receive a donation every time you buy online.

Thank you for your support!


Learn more 

Garden Tiger - Iain H Leach

Lincolnshire Branch history

Find out more about our Branch, what we do and why we do it. 

Grizzled Skipper - Iain H Leach

Record your sightings

Do you go out walking regularly? We would love your help to keep track of the butterflies or moths you see in your area. We have everything you need to get started.

Common Blue - Matt Berry

Latest sightings

Take a look at our first sightings, unusual sightings and indeed anything butterfly and moth related that might be of interest to others across the county.

Get involved 

News

  • Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon

    Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon.

  • Extinct butterfly breeds in English first

    A previously extinct butterfly has bred successfully in an English woodland for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the ambitious conservation project, Back from the Brink.

  • UK moths battling unfair reputation

    Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

Catch up on all our news

Events

  • Lincolnshire: Open Day at Chambers Farm Wood

    Sunday 21st July 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm

    Near Wragby, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN8 5JR

    Come and see the butterflies in the Limewoods and take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

  • Lincolnshire: Southrey Wood Work party

    Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Bardney CP, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire LN3 5SY

    Come and join the work party managing habitat for butterflies at Southrey Wood near Bardney.

    This is also a good opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

  • Lincolnshire: Snakeholme Pit Work party

    Tuesday 30th July 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Snakeholme Pit nature reserve, West Lindsey, LN8 5JL /Grid Reference: TF116715

    Come and join us at this summer work party to maintain important butterfly habitat at Snakeholme Pit Nature Reserve in West Lindsey.

    This is also a great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

See all our upcoming events

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.