Butterflies are extremely valuable indicators of the state of the environment, so it is important to record and monitor them.

Brimstones - Adam Gor

The data gathered can inform our conservation work and helps to reveal the impact of climate change. Anyone can take part, from butterfly beginners to experienced recorders.

When you enter your records, you need to supply a grid reference. To help with this, we have compiled a list of the common sites in the area and the relevant grid reference.  

County Butterfly Records

Please note down all your butterfly records on a spreadsheet and towards the end of September, either email it or send it by post to John Davison.

E-mail:   @email

Postal records to be sent to:

John Davison, 161 Warley Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1QX

If you want extra guidance on how to fill out the spreadsheet, please refer to these Guidance Notes.

 County Moth Records

All moth sightings for North Lincs.

(VC 54 - roughly North of River Witham) can be reported to:

Colin Smith, 8 Old Barn Court, Ludford, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 6AZ.



All moth sightings for South Lincs.

(VC 53 - roughly South of River Witham) can be reported to:

Martin Gray, Hollyside, Manor Lane, Broadholme, Lincoln, LN1 2NA



Common Sites


Ashing Lane Reserves Complex   TF047792                                    
Bourne Wood TF0720
Castle Bytham Quarry - Main Quarry  SK990179
Castle Bytham Quarry - Top Banks SK990180
Chambers Farm Wood (CFW) Butterfly Garden  TF147739
CFW Fiveways/Hatton Sykes/Minting Triangle (Red route) TF1574
CFW Ivy Woods & Copper Meadow (Part Green route)  TF1473
CFW Little Scrubbs Meadows TF147744
CFW Little & Great Scrubbs Woods (White route) TF1474
CFW Minting Park Plantation/Brick Pit Pond (Part Green route)  TF1573
Cleatham Quarry - North   SE9402
Cleatham Quarry - South   SE9401
Covenham Reservoir North TF39N
Covenham Reservoir South   TF39M
Crowle Moor NNR Car Park SE7514
Crowle Moor NNR North SE7515
Crowle Moor NNR South  SE7513
Donna Nook - Stonebridge Car Park TF49J



Gibraltar Point - East (Dunes)     TF55U                      
Gibraltar Point - West (Gibraltar Road)    TF55P
Goslings Corner Wood LWT Reserve TF1475
Greetwell Quarry - Carlton BLVD Site SK9972
Greetwell Quarry - Greetwell Road Site TF0071
Greetwell Quarry - Main Site  TF0072



Kirkby Moor LWT Reserve TF2262                          
Kirkby Moor - Myres Plantation  TF2261
Mablethorpe North End Car Park TF48Y
Messingham Sand Quarry LWT Reserve  SE9103
Monk/Co-op Plantations  TF043789
Moor Farm LWT Reserve - Meadows   TF2263
Moor Farm LWT Reserve - Woodland       TF2163
Moor Farm LWT Reserve - Rush Bottom Close TF221641



North Somercotes Dunes - Samphire Beds TF49N                                     
North Somercotes Dunes - Howden's Pullover/Toby's Hill      TF49M
Ostler's Plantation TF2162
Pickerings Meadows        TF041793
Red Hill LWT Reserve  TF264806
Risby Warren - Entrance Track    SE9214
Risby Warren - East      SE91G
Risby Warren - West    SE91B
Robert's Field LWT Reserve - North (Entrance left field)    TF000150
Robert's Field LWT Reserve - South (Entrance right field)    SK999148



Saltfleetby/Theddlethorpe Dunes - Paradise Car Park  TF49L                                        
Saltfleetby/Theddlethorpe Dunes - Saltfleet Haven/Sea View  TF49R
Saltfleetby/Theddlethorpe Dunes - Rimac/Churchill Lane  TF49Q
Saltfleetby/Theddlethorpe Dunes - Brickyard Lane/Crook Bank TF48Z
Snakeholme Pit Butterfly Conservation Reserve  TF116715
Snipe Dales - Nature Reserve TF3268
Snipe Dales - Country Park TF3368
Southrey Wood -  Butterfly Conservation Reserve        TF128681
Southrey Wood - North (Main Track - Road to Parking Area) TF16J
Southrey Wood - South (Parking Area East to Birch Wood)  TF16I
Twyford Glades BC Reserve  SK951225
Twyford Sanctuary BC Reserve   SK941233
Twyford Forest (General)   SK92L
Watts Wood   TF041791
West Glen River Valley North     TF0022
West Glen River Valley South    TF0021

If a site is not listed, or for something more specific, you can use this Grab A Grid Reference tool.

Recording Downloads:

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