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Welcome to the Lancashire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

The Lancashire Branch covers the counties of Lancashire, Northern Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

Within our area we have a great variety of moths and butterflies - including a number of National rarities.

Details of forthcoming events and field trips are listed, as are the contents of the Branch Library.

We also hope to build up a pictorial journal of the highlights from our trips and to publish details of good sites for finding both moths and butterflies.

Please come back from time to time to keep abreast of the latest news form the Branch.

Male Belted Beauty found at Pot's Corner, 19 April 2009
Male Belted Beauty found at Pot's Corner, 19 April 2009

Butterfly Conservation Lancashire Branch

News update April 2016

The programme of summer events for this year is now available on our Events page.

News update Febuary 2016

Winter work parties are continuing but the weather has played havock with our schedule so if you want information about what's going on please email our Reserves Officer , Dave Wrigley, or phone him on 01524 782962

News update January 2016

The annual survey of the Belted Beauty colony will take place on Sunday 17th April, meeting in the Potts Corner Car Park (SD413571) at 1030am. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy conditions and waterproof walking boots or wellies are advisable. On occasions a charge is levied for parking but is unlikely to exceed £1. Organiser Steve Palmer – s.palmer12@btopenworld.com

It is hoped that 2016 will prove a better year for the Belted Beauty following on from its very poor showing in 2014 and 2015.

As many of you will know, DONG Energy have received planning permission to drill two tunnels under the marsh for cabling linked to a new offshore windfarm. DONG have made their case to and received approval from the Planning Inspectorate and Secretary of State on the basis that the development will not affect the Belted Beauty or saltmarsh habitat. Monitoring of the moth will be continuing during and after the planned construction process and operational phases to ensure this is the case.

Work on the cabling tunnels is due to commence during 2016 so there may be delays or restrictions relating to accessing parts of the site. This is not anticipated to be a problem for the April count as the drilling is not expected before June 2016. However it will be advisable to allow extra time to travel down the narrow approach road just in case there are any vehicular access delays due to preparatory site work.

Lancashire BC Members Day & AGM held at Gait Barrows NNR on 25th July 2015

The following files are available for download

Members Day & AGM notes

AGM Minutes

Reserves Officer's Report - July 2015

Myers & YHA Statistics 2014, 2015

If your new Branch Organisers can help in any of these and other matters do not hesitate to contact:-

Chris Winnick Tel: 01539 728254 Chriswinnick@tiscali.co.uk


Malcolm Plant Tel: 0161 612 8172 malcolm.plant@agenabio.com


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