Upper Thames branch

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Species to look out for


Welcome to the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

AdmiralThe Upper Thames Branch covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, which includes the beautiful rolling hills of the Chilterns. It is home to several rare species of butterfly and moth, including the Black Hairstreak, Adonis Blue and Striped Lychnis Moth.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Upper Thames branch.


Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Sunday 13th November 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm

Join us on our annual search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Slade Camp, Shotover...

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 20th November 2016, 10.00am-1.00pm

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this guided walk across the reserve (near Beaconsfield), where planting and fence repairs will also be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports.

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