This one-day course run by the Field Studies Council is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge. It provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. With around 800 species of larger moth in the UK there is plenty of variety from brightly coloured distinctive species to those that are smaller, browner and more challenging to identify!
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 on our branch website pages, including up-to-date sightings.
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
Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?
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.
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed.