The Herts and Middlesex Branch have been invited to join the Beds and Northants Branch on a field trip to see Chalk Hill Blue and other summer butterflies. Sharpenhoe is one of the best sites in south Bedfordshire for this species - they can be seen in hundreds in the Moleskin section. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
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.
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...
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.
The Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch of BC are keeping up the hard work at Twywell Hills and Dales Nature Reserve by donating money to help keep it tidy...