Welcome

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.


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Comma  - Rob Blanken

Yorkshire butterflies

Find out more about the butterflies you can find in Yorkshire. 

Elephant Hawk-moth - Shane Farrell

Yorkshire moths

Take a look at the moths that can be found in Yorkshire. 

Holly Blue - Iain H Leach

Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

The Yorkshire Naturalists' Union is devoted to studying and recording Yorkshire's flora and fauna. Find out how you can get involved. 

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News

  • Dig It – Gardening tips for November

    As gardeners, we always tend to have one eye on the present, while looking forward to the future. It rarely stops, except in the depths of winter when everything that can be done, is done.

  • Scientists identify British butterflies most threatened by climate change

    Scientists have discovered why climate change may be contributing to the decline of some British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.

  • No place like home

    No place like home: species are on the move, but many have nowhere to go

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

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Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this area. Events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

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.

Find out how to get involved.

Branch information

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Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Jax Westmoreland
  • Treasurer
    Paul Davis

Branch website committee page