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.
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.
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.
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 2023.
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
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).
6 - Finding White-letter Hairstreak Eggs (SC) file missing!!
7 - The Common Blue and Brown Argus (SC) file missing!!
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
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.
Published in Conservation Evidence (2007) 4, 35–40
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.
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.
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.
State of Britain's Butterflies
State of Britain's Moths