Branch Resources


The following items are published by Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire. Every member of the branch recieves a copy of our Annual Report as part of their membership subscription.

Butterfly Conservation: The Warwickshire Approach

Butterfly Conservation The Warwickshire Approach

This book published by the Warwickshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation documents, celebrates and shares the many successes the Warwickshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation has had in conserving our rarer butterflies over the past 25 years. It is a manual of techniques, tips and ideas that will help and hopefully inspire others to create and manage habitats and to conserve butterflies.

In addition, the book outlines the fieldcraft that is required to provide the best chance of finding adult butterflies and their immature stages, provides tips on how to identify the difficult species and suggests how to get the maximum enjoyment from your butterfly encounters.

  • Authors: Mike Slater, Keith Warmington
  • ISBN: 9781399941518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 166mm
  • Content: 428 pages, colour photos and illustrations
  • Published: December 2022
  • Published by: Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire
  • RRP: £39.99
  • Order your copy from: NHBS

The Larger Moths of Warwickshire

Nearly 600 species of moth have been recorded in Warwickshire, where the ranges of some nothern and southern species overlap as a result of the counties central position. Warwickshire county moth recorder, David C.G. Brown, provides the definitivie work on the moths of the area, summarising information spanning more than 150 years.

  • Author: David C. G. Brown
  • ISBN: 9780955108617
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions:
  • Content: 382 pages, 24 colour plates plus distribution maps
  • Published: May 2006
  • Published by: Atropos Publishing
  • RRP: £35.00
  • Order your copy from: Atropos Publishing

Warwickshire's Butterflies:
Their Habitats and Where to Find Them

  • Authors: Keith Warmington, Margaret Vickery
  • ISBN: 9780954470104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 196mm
  • Content: 86 pages
  • Published: June 2003
  • Published by: Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire

Our Annual Reports are only available to members of the Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation. Please login to your Gatekeeper account here to access our annual report archive. Don't have a Gatekeeper account? Not a member? Join here!

Our annual report provides a regular update on the state of butterflies and moths in our region using data submited by countless volunteers. Published in the spring of each year, it also includes short articles about butterflies, moths, their habitats and conservation issues.

Please contact Keith Warmington for details of how to submit your article.
Copy Deadline - 20th December 2024.

Published once a year, hard copies or our annual moth report is distributed to those individuals actively involved in moth recording in the Warwickshire region. Digital copies of our annual moth report are available to download below. The branch holds regular moth trapping and recording sessions across Warwickshire. Some of these sessions can be attended by the general public and these are listed on our events page. Other sessions are held on private or sensitive sites where the public does not have access.

2022 available soon

2021 available soon

2020 available soon

2019 available soon

Learning and Field Skills

Information about how to find key Warwickshire species and research.

A series of butterfly species field craft lessons by Mike Slater (MS) and Steve Cheshire (SC).

1 - Finding White Admiral Eggs (MS)

2 - Finding Grizzled Skipper Eggs (MS)

3 - The Purple Emperor (MS)

4 - Finding Dingy Skipper Eggs (MS)

5 - How to find Small Blue Colonies (MS)

6 - Finding White-letter Hairstreak Eggs (SC) file missing!!

7 - The Common Blue and Brown Argus (SC) file missing!!

Creating improved habitat for the Dingy Skipper 2008

In 2008, 1358 pieces of broken slabs were placed in the Birds-foot Trefoil rich meadow 1 at Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve to create abundant egg laying sites for the Dingy Skipper

Creating improved habitat for the Dingy Skipper - Ova Deposition Report 2008

Grizzled Skipper Habitat Report 2007

Creation of a dry-stone wall to create egg laying habitat for Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae at Ryton Wood Meadows Butterfly Conservation Reserve, Warwickshire, England by Mike Slater.

Grizzled Skipper Habitat Report 2007

Published in Conservation Evidence (2007) 4, 35–40

Species and Habitats

The following items relate to regional conservation measures to protect butterflies, moths and their habitats in our region inlcuding regional action plans and Local Biodiversity action plans.

Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAP) for Species

The Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans for species can be found on the Warwickshire Wildlife Trusts Local Biodiversity Action Plan web page. For further information on a national scale, visit the United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan website.

West Midlands Regional Action Plan

2008 West Midlands Regional Action Plan

This document provides a snapshot of the current status of butterflies and moths in the West Midlands, Birmingham & Black Country, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Warwickshire.

A series of fact sheets produced by Butterfly Conservation with input by Warwickshire Branch.

Butterfly Banks

Butterfly Scrapes

Seeding and Plug Planting

Woodland Scallops

The State of Britains Butterflies and Moths Reports

Template Documents

Field Trip Report - Reporting Template Available Soon.
View existing Field Trip Reports here.