In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
Species to look out for
The Cheshire and Wirral Branch was established in 1985 with the aims of promoting the conservation of butterflies and moths, together with their habitats in Cheshire, Wirral, South Manchester and part of the Peak District.
It promotes its activities at local shows and conservation fairs, carries out research and recording work, arranges talks and presentations to interested bodies and is actively involved in supporting the work of other conservation groups.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cheshire and Wirral Branch.
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
2018 Photographic Competition
Have you taken a particularly impressive photo of a butterfly or moth this season?
If so then why not enter our 2018 photographic competition for a chance to win a prize!
Key Sites & Species
There are many sites across the Cheshire and Wirral Branch area where you can find beautiful butterflies.
The Cheshire & Wirral branch has been working closely with local schools for several years.
Find out what kind of projects we have been involved in and if you think your school could benefit from working with us.
There are no events scheduled for the requested area. Field events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.