Cambridgeshire & Essex branch

Spring flowers

Species to look out for


small marbledThe Cambridgeshire & Essex Branch has over 700 members and covers the administrative county of Cambridgeshire together with the Unitary Authority of Peterborough and the Watsonian Vice-counties of North Essex (VC19) and South Essex (VC18).

The Branch area includes the administrative county of Essex together with the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, as well as the Unitary Authority of Thurrock.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cambridgeshire & Essex branch.

All of our events and activities can be found on our branch website pages, including up-to-date sightings.


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.

Submit a sighting

Test thumb 1Use our new web form to tell us about your butterfly sightings

Latest Sightings

Test thumb 2 Cambridgeshire and Essex sightings reports.

Our sightings page is kept up-to-date every few days throughout the year, so its really easy to find out what's onthe wing.  You can submit sightings through our form here:

or contact our recorders withmore comprehensive sets of records by email to


Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

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