Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire branch

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hawksmallThe 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.


Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Salcey Forest

Sunday 3rd July 2016: 10.30am

Join the Beds and Northants Branch in Salcey Forest repeating our successful field trip of last year, when we saw Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Wood White butterflies, as well as three species of Hairstreak .

Bedfordshire And Northamptonshire: Fineshade Wood

Sunday 17th July 2016: 10.30am

Join the Beds and Northants Branch at Fineshade Wood, a good site for Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies, plus White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and possibly Purple Emperor, seen here for the first time in 2015.

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Report Your Butterfly Sightings

Report your butterfly sightings here:
Northants sightings    Beds sightings

Report your moth sightings

Report your moth sightings here:
Northants Moths group    Beds Moth group


Wood White On The Rise Near Wellingborough!

Northamptonshire is a national stronghold for the Wood White Butterfly, which has declined significantly in recent years, but thanks to some funding from Mick George Ltd, Butterfly Conservation were able to increase the local populations at Hardwick and Sywell Wood...

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.

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