Upper Thames branch

Holtspur Bottom

Species to look out for

Welcome

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.

Events

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10am-1pm

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-east of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

Join this Upper Thames Branch work party on their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield. We'll be removing scrub and hedging, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 19th February 2017, 10am-1pm

Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs, south of Didcot. Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...

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Latest News

Dr Martin Warren awarded OBE

World-renowned butterfly scientist Dr Martin Warren has been awarded with an OBE for services to the environment.

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