Species to look out for
The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire branch is one of the regional branches of Butterfly Conservation in the UK.
We raise awareness about the threats to our butterflies, moths and their habitats and provide advice and practical help on how to protect them in this region.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire branch.
Winter Work Party: 8th March Duke of Burgundy Habitat Management Whipsnade. Meet in NT Car Park Bison Hill.TL000185 Contact Greg Herbert 01582 663784 10.30am
Winter Work Party: 22nd March Fermyn Woods Country Park Scrub clearance in the main park 10am - 4pm Park behind the Skylark Cafe SP952848 Contact Doug Goddard 01604 408670 N.B. Change of Date from 15th
Roosting butterflies and caterpillar crawl. Searching for roosting Grizzled and Dingy Skippers in the early evening and then looking for caterpillars of grassland species as it gets dark. Torch and good footwear will be needed. Meet in the main car park at 6.30pm. Grid Ref. SP938772 Leaders Andy Wyldes and Doug Goddard.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.
The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies - the Large Blue - has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.