Founded in 1981, the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation is one of the largest geographically as the county of Yorkshire measures approximately 150km north to south and 170km east to west!
From its humble beginnings with eighteen members, the branch has grown steadily to around one thousand members today. If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Yorkshire Branch.
Species to look out for
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Find out more about the butterflies you can find in Yorkshire.
Take a look at the moths that can be found in Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Naturalists' Union is devoted to studying and recording Yorkshire's flora and fauna. Find out how you can get involved.
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
Alan Titchmarsh is calling on gardeners to make a metre for wildlife this summer by providing a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators.
Saturday 21st July 2018 - Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.00am-16.00pm
Between Pontefract and Wentbridge, West Yorkshire
Join us for this Wenthillside Open Day and a Big Butterfly Count Weekend.
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.