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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

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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

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • 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.

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Events

  • West Midlands: Wood White Beer Launch

    Thursday 2nd May 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Rd, Craven Arms SY7 9RS

    Join us at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for the launch of the new Wood White beer - created to raise funds to protect one of the West Midlands rarest butterflies.

    Everyone welcome - food and drink will be available to purchase on the night and 100% of profits from the beer sales will help fund future conservation work for the Wood White butterfly in the region.

  • West Midlands: Silver-studded Blue Caterpillar & Ant hunt!

    Wednesday 29th May 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Prees Heath Common Nature Reserve, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JY

    Join the West Midlands Branch at this BC reserve for a free event to learn more about the beautiful Silver-studded blue butterfly! Today we will be hunting for Silver-studded Blue caterpillars and the black ants which are crucial to their survival...

  • West Midlands 40th anniversary celebrations: Moth Morning & Guided Butterfly Walk

    Sunday 23rd June 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm

    Monkwood, Moseley Road, Hallow, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, near WR2 6NJ

    Join the West Midlands Branch at Monkwood in Worcestershire, where you can take part in one OR two events today! At 9am, there will be a chance to go through a moth trap with local experts AND at 11am a guided butterfly walk is taking place through the woods - your chance to spot species like the White Admiral...

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

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