Upper Thames branch

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Species to look out for

Welcome

Welcome to the Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

AdmiralThe Upper Thames Branch covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, which includes the beautiful rolling hills of the Chilterns. It is home to several rare species of butterfly and moth, including the Black Hairstreak, Adonis Blue and Striped Lychnis Moth.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Upper Thames branch.

Events

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Saturday 29th July 2017: 10.30am

Join us on a walk to look at the varied habitats of this country parkland. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Upper Thames Field Meeting

Sunday 30th July 2017: 10.30am

Join us on a walk to look for butterflies of high summer. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

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Your Records

Test thumb 1Your butterfly and moths records in the Upper Thames region are essential to our conservation work

Latest News

Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

A naturalist who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation.

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