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.
Species to look out for
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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.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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.
The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence
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.
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.
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.
- 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**
- Butterflies - Keith Warmington
- Micro Moths - Nigel Stone
- Macro Moths - David Brown
- Transect Coordinator - Keith Warmington
- 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