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.
Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work
The coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.