Cambridgeshire & Essex branch

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Welcome

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.

Events

Hertfordshire and Middlesex: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 11.00am-0.30pm

The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Cambs and Essex Branch on their walk to see summer butterflies, including White-letter Hairstreak, at Hadleigh Castle Country Park. All welcome.

Cambridgeshire And Essex: Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016

A weekend course introducing the identification and natural history of moths and butterflies. This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording, run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

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Submit a sighting

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: http://www.cambs-essex-butterflies.org.uk/submit_sighting.php

or contact our recorders withmore comprehensive sets of records by email to recorder@cambs-essex-butterflies.org.uk

News

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

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.

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