In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has over 1000 members and covers the administrative county of Hertfordshire and the Watsonian Vice-county of Middlesex (VC21).
The London Boroughs included within the Branch area are Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames), Tower Hamlets and the Surrey District Council of Spelthorne.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch.
An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.
The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence
Have you seen a butterfly?
Please report all butterfly sightings to our Website Manager - Peter Clarke. When sending in news from a site for the first time, a grid reference or post code would be appreciated.
Visit our regularly updated branch website for butterfly sightings news from around the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and north London area.
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Butterflies of Hertfordshire & Middlesex - by Andrew Wood
This guidebook includes:
- Photographs of each species
- Where and when to see them
- Why are they disappearing
Hertfordshire & Middlesex, London: Butterfly Walk And Examining The Contents Of The Previous Night’s Moth Trap
Join Andrew Wood for a Butterfly Walk after first examining the contents of the previous night’s moth trap with the Holland Park Ecology Centre
Butterfly walk looking for summer butterflies
Join Andrew Steele and the Woodland Trust for a walk around the newly planted areas of the forest to see a vivid display of summer butterflies. Please note that booking is essential and that a fee is charged by the Woodland Trust