Come along to hopefully see the Purple Emperor, White Admiral and other woodland butterflies in Dene Park Wood, just north of Tonbrige...
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Kent & SE London Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Kent branch.
Changes to the field trip on Sunday 1st July 2018
Due to unseen circumstances the location and leader of this field trip has changed. The changes are not advertised in the Kent Branch Spring\Summer 2018 Newsletter.
We are still meeting in the car park, but will be going to Burnt Oak Wood instead of Alex Farm Pastures. The leader of this field trip is now Peter Kirby and not Ade Jupp.
Details of all our events for the 2018 season will be added to our website soon. Full details will also be avialable in the Spring\Summer newsletter coming in the post shortly to all members of the branch.
The Kent Branch is renamed
From April 2018, the Kent Branch was renamed to the Kent & SE London Branch.
Online Recording Changes
The Kent Branch online recording system (at www.kentbutterflies.org) has been now been replaced.
irecord.org.uk is now our recommended recording platform for online recording\records. Please visit the irecord website to register and to find out more information on how to register and use the system.
We would still welcome any sightings, by email to our branch butterfly recorder (Mike Easterbrook)
We are looking into providing a recording spreadsheet (for butterflies) in Excel format soon.
Ben Kirby - 12/04/18
Join the Kent Branch on a walk north of Shoreham, where we hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and other summer butterflies. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...
Join the Kent Branch on a walk in High Elms Country Park to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, amongst others. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Kent Members' Sightings
For the latest sightings, submitted to us by members & visitors, please click here or on the "Sightings" link on the right hand menu. Please note these do not include the records submitted online, using Kent's online recording pages\system
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