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
Find out more
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.
Leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is celebrating the discovery of a new breeding group of rare White-spotted Sable moth near Canterbury.
Patrick Cook gives an update on his research into how alternative forest management techniques could better support biodiversity in conifer plantations.
Ecological statistician, Dr James Clarke, discusses his PhD research into butterfly abundance and lifespans, explains why citizen science is so important for conservation, and reveals his favourite butterfly.
Dr Emily Dennis discusses the headlines from the latest State of Nature report, including the latest data on butterflies and moths.
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.