Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and their habitats
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Welcome To The Yorkshire Branch Of Butterfly Conservation

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There have been no butterfly sightings returned from
around 34% of the county in the last four years.
We need your help to fill in the gaps.
For more information please follow the link below

missing squares page


Founded in 1981, the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation is one of the largest geographically as the county of Yorkshire measures approximately 150km north to south and 170km east to west!

From its humble beginnings with eighteen members, the branch has grown steadily to almost a thousand members today.

The branch works closely with the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union and promotes the jointly administered but independent recording scheme known as ButterflyNet Yorkshire, with a co-ordinator in each of Yorkshire's five vice counties and species co-ordinators for the county as a whole.

The branch magazine Argus is published regularly and details of both it and our other publications can be found on the publications page.


Your Guide To The Website
(See below the guide for recent updates)

Use the news page to keep up to date with what's happening in Yorkshire and in the world of Lepidoptera in general.   Find out what's out and about in your area of the county by visiting the recent sightings page.
Check the events page for details of forthcoming field trips and meetings.   Who saw it first and where?
The first sightings page can give you the answer.
The publications page brings details of Argus, The Butterflies of Yorkshire and and other branch publications.   To find out which species have been seen in Yorkshire visit our species pages.
To find out which species are on the wing in Yorkshire month by month visit on the wing.   There are hundreds of pictures in our moth and butterfly galleries.
Visit the reserves page to find out about our involvement at Shipley Station and the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.   Want to know who we are?
Visit the recorders page or the committee page.
If you want to attract moths and butterflies to your garden visit the gardening page for some useful tips.      




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