Lancashire branch

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Species to look out for


Belted BeautyWelcome to the Lancashire Branch of Butterfly Conservation. The Lancashire Branch covers the counties of Lancashire, Northern Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Lancashire branch.

Within our area we have a great variety of moths and butterflies - including a number of National rarities.

During  2017 we are updating and adding new sections to this Lancashire Branch web page - please bear with us if something currently looks incomplete!

National Moth Nights 2017

Merveille du Jour

The theme this autumn is all about Ivy blossom and the moths which can be found feeding there as soon as darkness falls on the nights of the 12th, 13th and 14th of October. Anyone can take part.

For full details click here.

Latest News

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Myers Allotment Reserve

Exciting new Book published.

Micro moth

An exciting and ground breaking new book on Micro moths, full of field identification tips and written by Ben Smart, has recently been published.

Jointly sponsored by Butterfly Conservation Lancashire Branch and Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society.  

Click here for full details.


Lancashire: Open Moth Night Formby - National Trust

Saturday 14th October 2017, 9.30pm-1.00am

Richard Walker is hosting a moth night at the Formby National trust offices. Times to be confirmed. An opportunity to bring your own trap along or join with other moth recorders at their traps.

Lancashire: Open Moth Night - Ainsdale Discovery Centre

Sunday 15th October 2017, 9.30pm-0.00am

Richard Walker will be hosting a moth night at Ainsdale Discovery Centre on the Sefton Coast. Bring your trap along and take part or come along and see what Richard's traps bring in.

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Latest Sightings in Lancashire

View  the latest sightings in Lancashire


Report your new sightings

You can report your latest sightings to us.  Click here to go to our reporting pages