One of the UK’s rarest butterflies - the Large Blue - has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
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
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
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 email@example.com
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One of the UK’s favourite butterflies – the Small Tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.