Join the Upper Thames Branch on a work party on our Holtspur Bottom reserve near Beaconsfield. Scrape weeding and hedge laying will be taking place, giving you a chance to actively help conserve the species the reserve supports...
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.
Please join the Upper Thames Branch for this work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs (south-west of Wallingford). Volunteers will be helping with scrub clearance to get the site ready for the spring butterflies...
Join us on our annual search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Rushbeds Wood BBOWT reserve (south-east of Bicester)...
Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work
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