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.
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 butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work
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.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.