Butterfly Conservation

Welcome

The Cheshire & Peak District branch welcomes you to its web site. The branch was established in 1985 with the aims of promoting the conservation of butterflies and moths, together with their habitats in Cheshire, Wirral, South Manchester and the Peak District. It promotes its activities at local shows and conservation fairs, carries out research and recording work, arranges talks and presentations to interested bodies and is actively involved in supporting the work of other conservation groups.

Brimstone butterfly our branch logo drawn by George Martin - click here for more information
White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)
Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)
White-letter Hairstreak butterfly
White-letter Hairstreak butterfly

These two butterflies can be found throughout the recording area of the branch, but are inconspicuous treetop insects that have probably been overlooked in the past. Even now, despite extensive survey work in recent years, new colonies are still being found on a regular basis indicating that both species could be extending their range in our recording area. Both the White-letter Hairstreak and Purple Hairstreak butterflies are single brooded with the majority of sightings from late June to mid-August.


Cheshire Butterflies
Peak District Butterflies
Cheshire Butterflies
Projects

Click on the above image for details of butterflies that can be found in Cheshire. The list is constantly being expanded and updated with more pictures and information so check back regularly.


The branch also has details of butterflies that can be found in the Peak District. Along with Cheshire butterflies this list is constantly being updated with more pictures and information. Click on the above image for more information.


Cheshire Moths
Projects
Cheshire Butterflies
Projects

Click on the above image for details of moths that can be found in Cheshire. Along with butterflies this list is constantly being updated with more pictures and information.


The branch has been actively involved in numerous projects over the last few years and more information is available by clicking on the above image.



Cheshire Butterflies
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