Warwickshire Branch

Regional branches of Butterfly Conservation are managed by a voluntary committee who organise and take part in local conservation and other work, under advice and guidance from the society's conservation, development and administration staff and other national and regional bodies.

The Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation has an active committee and an active team of dedicated volunteers. Our membership has steadily increased year on year as more and more people in our region become acutely aware of the plight of our butterflies and moths, and the declining state of the natural environment. The branch currently has 500* members. (*Membership count updated 7th February 2019).

Through the branch network, countless volunteers carry out thousands of hours of practical conservation tasks every year, managing our butterfly reserve at Ryton Wood Meadows. They also help care for and manage other important butterfly sites across the region in association with a range of partners and landowners. Volunteers record and monitor butterflies and moths, organise field trips for our members, and raise awareness of butterflies and moths through events and fundraising activities.

Discover more about the history of the Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation from its inaugural committee meeting in 1996 to the present day.

Our Region

The map shown here shows the boundary of Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire branch covering the areas of Warwickshire, Solihull, Coventry and eastern Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield. The area is based on the original Natural History Vice County 38 (VC38).

In 2014, small changes were made to the area covered by Warwickshire Branch. Areas now covered in terms of butterfly and moth recording and membership are;

  • Coventry and Warwickshire: All CV postcodes
  • Solihull: B36, B37, B40, B90, B91, B92, B93 and B94.
  • Sutton Coldfield: B72, B73, B74, B75 and B76.
  • Coleshill: B46.
  • Rural Warwickshire: B49, B50, B80 and B95.

Some parts of the following postcode areas are covered by the Warwickshire branch for the purpose of recording butterflies and moths.

  • Worcestershire - WR7 and WR11
  • Gloucestershire - GL55 and GL56
  • Oxfordshire - OX7 OX15 and OX17
  • Northamptonshire - NN11
  • Leicestershire - LE10

 

The boundary of Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire branch covering the areas of Warwickshire, Solihull, Coventry and eastern Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield. The area is based on the original Natural History Vice County 38 (VC38).