Welcome to Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire

The Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation works in partnership with land owners, local authorities, conservation bodies, businesses and the local community to raise awareness about the threats facing our butterflies, moths, their habitats and our natural environment. We provide advice and practical help on how to protect these and other threatened wildlife in the region. We challenge local authorities and business to ensure they consider the natural world upon which we all depend when making decisions about planning applications and land use.

Several butterflies in the region such as the Small Blue, Wood White and Dark Green Fritillary are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss and population fragmentation resulting in small isolated colonies which become increasingly susceptible to local or regional extinction.

Warwickshire also hosts a wide variety of moths including species such as Sciota hostilis which is found nowhere else in the country.

Become a member today and help us save butterflies, moths and their habitats in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The branch currently has 500* members. (*Membership count updated 7th February 2019).

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Branch Events 2019

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Annual Report 2018

Our Annual Report includes butterfly and moth survey data collected by hundreds of volunteers and enthusiasts during the previous year. Published spring 2019.

Events 2019

The Wood White butterfly at Monkwood

1st June 2019

at Monkwood, Worcestershire, WR26NX with Tony Penycate

The Black Hairstreak at Salcey Forest

22nd June 2019

at Salcey Forest, near Hartwell, Northamptonshire, WD17 2NJ with Steven Wright

Moth Night

22nd June 2019

at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2YU with David Brown

New Members/Beginners Moth Night at Ryton Pools Country Park

29th June 2019

at Ryton Pools CP, Leamington Road, Bubbenhall, CV8 3BG with Ben Coleman

First Sightings 2019

21-05-2019 Large Skipper

13-05-2019 Wood White

12-05-2019 Common Blue

12-05-2019 Small Blue

11-05-2019 Small Heath

05-05-2019 Brown Argus

23-04-2019 Dingy Skipper

29-03-2019 Large White

28-03-2019 Orange Tip

26-03-2019 Small Copper

23-03-2019 Holly Blue

19-03-2019 Small White

27-02-2019 Speckled Wood

21-02-2019 Comma

21-02-2019 Peacock

14-02-2019 Brimstone

08-02-2019 Red Admiral

Latest Records

25-05-2019 at Newton Cutting by Mike Slater.

25-05-2019 at Castle Hills Solihull by Neil Freeman.

25-05-2019 at Castle Hills Solihull by Neil Freeman.

25-05-2019 at Old Damson Lane Solihull, Public footpath by Neil Freeman.

25-05-2019 at Coverdale Road Solihull Garden by Neil Freeman.

24-05-2019 at Wagon Lane park Solihull by Neil Freeman.

24-05-2019 at Lime Avenue, Leamington Spa by Richard Dinsdale.

24-05-2019 at Ryton Wood Meadows by Mike Slater.

24-05-2019 at Cuttlepool NR by Hamers.

24-05-2019 at Cuttlepool NR by Hamers.

Latest News

Latest News

Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

8th April 2019
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in p... more

Canal adoption great for butterflies.

20th December 2017
The branch has adopted a stretch of waterway and it's making a positive impact fo... more

Canal and Rivers Trust Award.

16th September 2016
Branch wins Natural Environment category for their work to save rare butterflies ... more


Amazing Volunteers

Thanks to our amazing volunteer butterfly recorders here in Warwickshire, we recieved a total of 36,200 records in 2018 from 582 of our 620 tetrads (2km2). This represents an amazing 94% coverage of our region with an average of 11.5 species recorded per tetrad.

Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire 26-04-2019.
Scarlet Tiger

Watch Out For Tigers

The Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula) had a fantastic year in 2018. Record numbers of larvae were noted in the spring. Surprisingly larvae were found feeding on Wych Elm beside the car park at Charlecote Nursery, a new larval foodplant for Scarlet Tiger in the UK (M. Halsey, D.C.G. Brown).

Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire Annual Report 2018 pp58.