Join us for a ragwort-pulling session on our own reserve. We start at 10am and work for up to three hours.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The 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.
Join the Upper Thames Branch at this site which is good for White Admiral butterflies, with many other species possible along this wide woodland ride. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Upper Thames Branch on a walk to find butterflies of high summer. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies is being encouraged to move to a new site next to a Buckinghamshire railway line to ensure its survival.
More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
Wildlife lovers in Buckinghamshire are being asked to help a beautiful purple butterfly by planting oak trees on a Butterfly Conservation (BC) reserve.