The West Midlands Branch covers Birmingham, the Black Country and the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the West Midlands branch.

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  • Moths threatened by climate change could be saved by better water management

    New research from wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation and Northumbria University has shown that moths adapted to cooler conditions are being lost from parts of Britain as a result of climate change. 

  • Did you spot the moth that looks like a Hummingbird in your garden?

    A beautiful and unusual moth that looks like a Hummingbird in flight appears to have had a bumper year in 2022, with an estimated ten-fold increase in sightings reported across the UK.

  • Free Wills Month

    This March, Butterfly Conservation is offering free and discounted will writing services to make it easier for people to support the butterflies and moths they value and the ensure everyone, whatever their circumstance, has the chance to shape the future for the next generation to enjoy.

  • Species to spot in March

    March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and to mark the occasion we've put together some information about the butterfly and moth species you might see if you venture out this weekend.

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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.

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  • Chairman
    Mike Southall
  • Vice Chairman
    Mel Mason
  • Treasurer
    Peter Seal
  • Branch Secretary
    Martin Harrison

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