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Maps show change in status of Ringlet, Dark-green Fritillary, Purple Emperor and others.

Book Review - Aberrations in British Butterflies

The first volume in a series of on aberrations of British Butterflies has been published beginning with the Comma and Ringlet and is reviewed here by Melanie Penson.


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Notts BAG Annual Forum

Wednesday 10th March 2021

This online event is open to all.


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Guest speakers include Prof. Alastair Driver on Rewilding Britain, Derek Gow on Coming to terms with the wolf, Janice Bradley on Wilding the Idle Valley and Jago Moles on Clumber Park.

In the afternoon there are options to attend two seminars from a choice of six on 'focal areas' that have been generated from the BAG's Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping (BOM) initiative.

Members of Butterfly Conservation East Midlands are eligible for a discounted fee.

Welcome to the East Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

We cover the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Derbyshire including the Peak District.

Butterfly Conservation is a membership organisation and has people with all sorts of interests and levels of knowledge - those who like looking at butterflies and moths in their garden, those who are fascinated by their life cycle, some who are true experts and want to pass on their knowledge to others and people who feel passionately about wildlife conservation.

The East Midlands Branch welcomes new members with any or all of the above interests. If you would like to find out more about joining Butterfly Conservation please contact our Membership Secretary.


We are pleased to announce that the new Nottinghamshire Recorder will be Steve Mathers. The whole of the committee has extended a very warm welcome to Steve, who will be spending the next few weeks sorting through the Notts Records with Suzanne. We are also pleased that Suzanne will be staying on the EM committee. All Nottinghamshire recorders can contact Steve on:

With the new butterfly season fast approaching, would all recorders, especially transects recorders, WCBS recorders or member who are wishing to set up their own transect, please contact their County Recorders to show they are happy to continue recording during the 2021 season. Ken is most anxious to reach No 1 in the transect branch list and the East Midlands Branch is nearly there.

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