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: Branch AGM

Saturday 8th October 2016: 1pm

Our Branch Annual General Meeting will be followed by our guest speaker, Henk de Vries, (Dutch BC) on the Large Copper butterfly (extinct in the British Isles in 1851 and was last recorded at Bottisham in Cambridgeshire) and a talk on the new "Back from the Brink' project.

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Work Party

Sunday 23rd October 2016: 10am

Join the Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch on a work party concentrating on habitat management for the Dingy Skipper and Chalk Hill Blue butterflies.

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Test thumb 1Use our new web form to tell us about your butterfly sightings

Latest Sightings

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


B&Q boost for butterflies

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is pleased to announce a new partnership with B&Q to encourage customers to take action to help butterflies and other pollinators.

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