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
Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer.
Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests.
One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.