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.

Send us your sightings  

Small Tortoiseshell - Iain Leach

Report your Northants butterfly sightings

Let us know what butterflies you have seen in Northamptonshire.

Brimstone Moth

Report your Northants moth sightings

Send us your Northamptonshire moth sightings.

Silver-studded Blue - Stephanie Leese

Report your Bedfordshire butterfly sightings

Spotted a butterfly in Bedfordshire? Let us know.

Elephant Hawk-moth - Shane Farrell

Report your Bedfordshire moth sightings

Send us your Bedfordshire moth records. 

Get involved 

Peacock - Neil Hulme


Stay up to date on all our latest news.

Common Blue - Dave Green

Visit our Youtube channel

View video footage of butterflies and moths on our YouTube channel. 

Angle Shades - Bob Eade

Join our Flickr group

Submit your photographs of butterflies and moths on our Flickr group.


Catch up on all our news


  • Bat Walk and Moth Trapping Night at Fineshade Wood, Northants

    Wednesday 26th June 2024, 9:00pm-11:00pm

    Fineshade Wood, Top Lodge, NN17 3BB.

    Join us for a nocturnal adventure at Fineshade Wood and experience a different kind of nightlife!

  • Fineshade Wood, Northants

    Saturday 6th July 2024, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Come along to look for the excellent range of woodland species regularly recorded here: Silver-washed Fritillary, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and Dark Green Fritillary.

  • Pitsford Moth Event

    Sunday 7th July 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Discover the beautiful and fascinating world of UK’s Lepidoptera with David James from the local branch of Butterfly Conservation, Mischa Cross from the Wildlife Trust BCN and local naturalist Fiona Barclay. You will get the chance to empty Pitsford’s moth traps and hopefully see some of the UK’s largest and most beautiful moths. We will then walk around some of Pitsford’s flower meadows in search of butterflies and day flying moths

See all our upcoming events

Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

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