Welcome

We work alongside landowners, local authorities, conservation bodies, businesses and local people to raise awareness about the threats to our butterflies, moths, their habitats and our environment. We provide advice and practical help on how to protect these and other threatened wildlife in the region.

Several butterflies in the region such as the Small Blue and Wood White are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss and population fragmentation resulting in small isolated colonies which become increasingly susceptible to local or regional extinction. The Wall Brown is now believed to be extinct in the region with no sightings since 2007. Other species such as the Duke of Burgundy are confirmed as extinct in the region, last seen in 1987. Warwickshire also hosts a wide variety of moths including species such as Sciota hostilis which is found nowhere else in the country.

Our members are vital to the work we do in our region. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Warwickshire branch.


Find out more 

Common Blue - Matt Berry

Join our Flickr group

Join our Flickr group and share your photographs of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull online with others.

Emperor Moth - Iain H Leach

Send us your sightings

Let us know what butterflies and day-flying moths you have spotted. 

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News

  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    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

Events

  • Warwickshire: Butterflies of Aston Rowant NNR

    Saturday 28th July 2018, 11.00am-15.00pm

    Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve

    Target species will be Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue and Brown Argus plus other chalk grassland butterflies.

  • Warwickshire: Brandon Marsh SSSI

    Saturday 11th August 2018, 20.00pm-01.30am

    Brandon Marsh SSSI, Coventry

    A night of moth trapping, the reserve includes extensive reed beds and wetlands and it is here that we hope to attract the Webbs Wainscot moth, our target species for the evening.

  • Gloucestershire: Guided Butterfly Walk with the Warwickshire Branch

    Saturday 18th August 2018, 11.00am-15.00pm

    Rodborough Common, Stroud

    The Warwickshire Branch are in Gloucestershire leading a guided walk on Rodborough Common to find butterflies like the Adonis and Chalk Hill Blues – why not join them?!

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.

Contact branch

Committee Members

  • Branch President - Margaret Vickery
  • Chairman - Mike Slater
  • Vice Chairman - Terry Southgate
  • Treasurer - Keith Warmington
  • Meeting Secretary - Heather Warmington
  • Membership Secretary - Debbie Cheshire
  • Annual Report Editor - Keith Warmington
  • Newsletters - Michelle Tyrtania
  • Web Site Manager - Steven Cheshire
  • Education Officer - Richard Lamb
  • Committee Member - Gillian Thompson
  • Committee Member- Jeff Thompson

Area Liaison Officers

  • Birmingham - **VACANT**
  • Coventry - Mike Slater
  • Kenilworth - Margaret Vickery
  • North Warwickshire - Keith Warmington
  • Nuneaton & Bedworth - John Liggins
  • Rugby - Phil Parr
  • Solihull - **VACANT**
  • Stratford - Richard Lamb
  • Sutton Coldfield - **VACANT**

Recording Officers

  • Butterflies - Keith Warmington
  • Micro Moths - Nigel Stone
  • Macro Moths - David Brown
  • Transect Coordinator - Keith Warmington

Conservation Officers

  • Butterflies - Mike Slater
  • Moths - David Brown
  • Moths - Nigel Stone
  • Work Party Coordinator - Phil Parr

Regional Conservation Officer

  • Conservation Officer - Dr Jenny Joy

Press and Media Contacts

  • Butterfly Related News - **VACANT**
  • Moth Related News - David Brown
  • Conservation News - Mike Slater