A flower-strewn Cotswold valley that could become home to the UK's rarest butterfly has been awarded prestigious National Nature Reserve status by Natural England.
Species to look out for
The 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 onour branch website pages, including up-to-date sightings - follow this link: http://www.cambs-essex-butterflies.org.uk/index.php
Submit a sighting
Use our new web form to tell us about your butterfly sightings
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: http://www.cambs-essex-butterflies.org.uk/submit_sighting.php
or contact our recorders withmore comprehensive sets of records by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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