White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has over 950 members and covers the administrative county of Hertfordshire and the Watsonian Vice-county of Middlesex (VC21).
The London Boroughs included within the Branch area are Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames) and Tower Hamlets.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch.
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
Have you seen a butterfly?
Please report all butterfly sightings to our Branch Organiser, Liz Goodyear: email@example.com. When sending in news from a site for the first time, a grid reference or post code would be appreciated.
Thursday 1st December 2016
I saw a red admiral on Patmore Heath - Jenny Sherwen
Red Admiral in sun today at Panshanger Park next to car park - Simon Knott
Visit our regularly updated branch website for butterfly sightings news from around the Hertfordshire and Middlesex area.
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Butterflies of Hertfordshire & Middlesex - by Andrew Wood
This guidebook includes:
- Photographs of each species
- Where and when to see them
- Why are they disappearing
Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch for a Moth and Bat evening in Harrow Weald...
All are welcome to the Herts & Middlesex Moth and Bat evening at Fryent Country Park. Please note this event is on Friday - not Saturday, as previously listed....
Join the Herts & Middlesex Branch on a walk just south of Wheathampstead to hopefully see Small Copper and other late summer butterflies, with the possibility of Clouded Yellows...