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

Sunday 15th February 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Winter Work Party: 15th February Sywell Wood Scrub clearance for the Wood White Project 10am -4pm Meet in lay-by on the A43 SP823702 Contact Doug Goddard 01604 408670

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 22nd February 2015: 10.30am

Winter Work Party: February 22nd Chalk Grassland Habitat Management Sharpenhoe Clappers Meet in N T Car Park TL064296 Contact Dave Chandler01923 253793 10.30am

Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Sunday 8th March 2015: 10.30am

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

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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


View video footage of butterflies and moths on our YouTube channelYouTube logo


Submit your photographs of butterflies and moths on our Flickr group



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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.

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