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 580* members. (*Updated 08-07-2020).
Corfu Butterfly Conservation is a project initiated by concerned residents, island visitors and scientists from all over the world. Our goal is to stimulate informed interest and produce robust scientific data that can be used to influence policy and protect habitat for the benefit of Corfu’s butterflies and the wider natural environment, on which we all depend.
Our immediate aim is to record the distribution and abundance of butterflies on the island. Ultimately, we intend to publish an atlas of Corfu Butterflies based on this information. We would be delighted if you could help us in this effort and so if you intend to visit Corfu in the near future, please record your butterfly sightings on our website: www.corfubutterflyconservation.org
Additionally, to help promote the Corfu Butterfly Survey we will be running a promotional week from the 1st until the 8th May 2022. This week requires volunteers to participate in a range of different publicity events, as well as undertake some butterfly surveying work. If you are interested in taking part please contact: email@example.com.
Southern Festoon © Dan Danahar 2022
The Chalk Hill Blue has not been a resident species in Warwickshire since the 19th century but in recent years, individual butterflies have been sighted in the south of the county. Conservation measures in neighbouring Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire have enabled the Chalk Hill Blue to recover some of its former range, meaning that colonies are now found very close to the Warwickshire border.
This innovative project will restore the threatened Chalk Hill Blue butterfly to Warwickshire after an absence of over 100 years.
14th August 2022
at Draycote Water Nature Reserve with David Brown
17th August 2022
at Ryton Wood Meadows Butterfly Reserve with Mike Slater
19th August 2022
at Ryton Pools Country Park, Leamington Rd, Bubbenhall, CV8 3BG with Ben Coleman
5th September 2022
at Rough Hill Wood Nature Reserve with David Brown
25-07-2022 Chalk Hill Blue
21-07-2022 Clouded Yellow
14-07-2022 Brown Hairstreak
24-06-2022 Essex Skipper
22-06-2022 Purple Emperor
16-06-2022 Silver Washed Fritillary
16-06-2022 White Letter Hairstreak
16-06-2022 Purple Hairstreak
14-06-2022 Small Skipper
14-06-2022 White Admiral
07-06-2022 Dark Green Fritillary
27-05-2022 Meadow Brown
21-05-2022 Large Skipper
21-05-2022 Marbled White
17-05-2022 Wood White
17-05-2022 Painted Lady
10-05-2022 Pearl Bordered Fritillary
06-05-2022 Small Heath
06-05-2022 Common Blue
30-04-2022 Small Blue
29-04-2022 Brown Argus
25-04-2022 Small Copper
20-04-2022 Grizzled Skipper
20-04-2022 Green Hairstreak
20-04-2022 Dingy Skipper
25-03-2022 Orange Tip
24-03-2022 Large White
23-03-2022 Green Veined White
23-03-2022 Holly Blue
18-03-2022 Speckled Wood
14-03-2022 Small White
27-01-2022 Red Admiral
09-08-2022 at School Lane, Shuttington by Diana L.
09-08-2022 at Mayswood by Tara Higgs.
09-08-2022 at Grove Rd, Knowle by L Brace.
09-08-2022 at Wagon Lane park Solihull by Neil Freeman.
09-08-2022 at Langley Hall Park Olton by Neil Freeman.
08-08-2022 at Diamond Jubilee Wood by Angela Newhouse.
08-08-2022 at Grove Rd, Knowle by L Brace.
08-08-2022 at Stratford upon Avon CV37 9PU by Neumoegeni.
08-08-2022 at Ryton Wood Meadows by Mike Slater.
08-08-2022 at Weston Wood by Mike Slater.
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).