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 Field Meeting

Saturday 16th May 2015, 11.00am-2.10pm

Our first field meeting of the year is to search for the Duke of Burgundy and other spring butterflies.

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 17th May 2015, 11.00am-2.00pm

Join us on a field meeting to search for spring butterflies, including Dingy & Grizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreak, on the Oxfordshire Downs.

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Your Records

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

Latest News

New Year’s Egg-Stravaganza!

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.

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