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: Day Course

Sunday 9th April 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm

Day course - Identifying and surveying for Butterflies and day-flying Moths (Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot)...

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 13th April 2017: 7.30pm

Berkshire Moth Group, a sub-group of the Upper Thames Branch, meets on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve (LNR) Interpretation Centre in Earley. For more information...

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 7th May 2017: 11.00am

Join us on the first field trip of the season to look for early Spring butterflies

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