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


  • ** WINTER WORK PARTIES ** at Fermyn Woods Country Park

    Sunday 15th October 2023 to Sunday 17th March 2024, 10:00am

    WINTER WORK PARTIES  at Fermyn Woods Country Park

    From October 2023 to March 2024

  • The Branch AGM and Members’ Day 2024

    Sunday 3rd March 2024, 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Turvey Vilage Hall, MK43 8DB

    Guest speaker Peter Eeles, Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch. He will be known to many of you as the author of “Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies” and he recently published a second book “British and Irish Butterfly Rarities”

  • Fermyn Woods Country Park, Northants

    Sunday 12th May 2024, 10:00am-2:00pm

    Fermyn Woods Country Park, Northants

    A morning visit to see how winter conservation work has helped Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks and other spring species in the park.  

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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