The coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, 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.
Submit a sighting
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View the Cambridgeshire and Essex sightings reports.
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.