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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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Small Copper Butterfly - Matt Berry

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Holly Blue - Iain Leach

Recording

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Comma  - Rob Blanken

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The Comma is the West Midland Branch News Letter it is published 3 time a year and is sent by post to members. 

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News

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

  • Small Tortoiseshell crashes despite heatwave

    Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

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Events

  • West Midlands: Wood White Conservation in Shropshire

    Sunday 17th February 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm

    Bury Ditches, between Clunton and Lydburyn North, Shropshire

    Join the West Midlands Branch at this event to help the Wood White butterfly at Bury Ditches, between Clunton and Lydburyn North.

  • West Midlands: Ewyas Harold Reserve and Common Work Parties

    Tuesday 26th February 2019, 10.00am

    Ewyas Harold Reserve and Common, Abbey Dore, Hereford HR2 0AB

    Come and join the West Midlands Branch at this lovely reserve to help with habitat management for the butterflies found at this site... 

  • West Midlands: Monkwood reserve conservation event

    Sunday 3rd March 2019, 10.00am

    Monkwood Reserve, Hallow, Worcester WR2 6NJ

    Join our West Midlands Branch at the Monkwood reserve in Worcestershire and help with conservation management work for butterflies like the Wood White, the Silver-washed Fritillary and the Purple Hairstreak. 

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.

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Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Peter Seal
  • Vice Chairman
    Mike Southall
  • Treasurer
    Lucy Lewis
  • Branch Secretary
    Joy Stephens

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