Come and help us hunt for eggs - not chocolate eggs, butterfly eggs!
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.
Our first field meeting of the year is to search for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring butterflies.
Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies, including Dingy & Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreak, on the Oxfordshire Downs.
Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work
A spectacular European butterfly has travelled to the UK and for the first time on record, survived the British winter, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.
People in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are being asked to help stop the rapid decline of a nationally scarce moth by planting a special type of flower in their gardens.
Families in and around Oxford on New Year's Day are being invited to work off those Christmas mince pies by getting outside and helping to search for rare butterfly eggs.