Please join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch of Butterfly Conservation and enjoy a guided walk in search of spring butterflies!
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
This is a joint field trip organised by the Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation at this National Trust-owned chalk grassland site, which is rich in butterflies.
Please join us on this walk to find common butterflies and day-flying moth species in the wildflower meadows. There are also ponds present and the reserve is also noted for dragonflies.
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
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.
A spectacular European butterfly has travelled to the UK and for the first time on record, survived the British winter, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.