Cambridgeshire & Essex branch

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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.


Cambridgeshire And Essex: Course - Focus in on Micro Moths

Saturday 3rd June 2017

This one-day course provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify...

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Guided Walk

Saturday 8th July 2017: 10am

Join the Cambs & Essex Branch and Basildon Natural History Society on a "Butterfly Safari" in Northlands Woods, south of Basildon. Led by Dr Rod Cole, the walk will take in meadow and premium woodland butterfly species, such as Marbled White, White-letter...

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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


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