The Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation works in partnership with land owners, local authorities, conservation bodies, businesses and the local community to raise awareness about the threats facing our butterflies, moths, their habitats and our natural environment. We provide advice and practical help on how to protect these and other threatened wildlife in the region. We challenge local authorities and business to ensure they consider the natural world upon which we all depend when making decisions about planning applications and land use.
Several butterflies in the region such as the Small Blue, Wood White and Dark Green Fritillary are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss and population fragmentation resulting in small isolated colonies which become increasingly susceptible to local or regional extinction.
Warwickshire also hosts a wide variety of moths including species such as Sciota hostilis which is found nowhere else in the country.
To find out more about the butterflies, moths and work of the Warwickshire Branch, visit our local website www.warwickshire-butterflies.org.uk.
Species to look out for
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Saturday 11th May 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm
Bill Smyllie Reserve, Prestbury Hill, Gloucestershire
Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm
Fossedene Manor, Fosseway (B4455), Combrook, CV35 9AQ
Saturday 1st June 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm
Monkwood, Worcestershire, WR2 6NX
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.
In your area
- Margaret Vickery - President
- Mike Slater - Chairman
- Keith Warmington - Treasurer and Butterfly Recording Officer
- Debbie Cheshire - Membership Secretary
- Heather Warmington - Meeting Secretary
- Michelle Tyrtania - Newsletter Editor
- Steven Cheshire - website Manager/Developer
- Richard Lamb - Education Officer
- Tony Penycate - Events Officer
- Phil Parr - Committee Member
- David Brown - Macro Moth Recording Officer
- Nigel Stone - Micro Moth Recording Officer
- Steve Wright - Committee Member
- Sue Walker - Committee Member