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 1700 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.
Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19.
While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.
The summer of 2019 boosted UK butterfly population to give them their best year since 1997 according to a study.
As we’re all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation is suggesting a way to look after your mental health by spending time in your garden or outdoor spaces.
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.