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.


There are no events scheduled for the requested area. Field events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early Spring.

Your Records

Test thumb 1Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work

Latest News

Wildlife Trust Launches 'Save Yoesden' Appeal

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has until 7th November 2014 to raise £150,000 to buy Yoesden - a chalk grassland wildlife site in the Chilterns, renowned for its variety of wild flowers, butterflies and moths.

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