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.
Species to look out for
Send us your sightings
Let us know what butterflies you have seen in Northamptonshire.
Send us your Northamptonshire moth sightings.
Spotted a butterfly in Bedfordshire? Let us know.
Send us your Bedfordshire moth records.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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
Alan Titchmarsh is calling on gardeners to make a metre for wildlife this summer by providing a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators.
Sunday 29th July 2018: 11.00am
Totternhoe Knolls SP986217
Join us at Totternhoe Knolls Wildlife Trust reserve to look for butterfly species - this is also a great chance to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!
Wednesday 15th August 2018: 10.00am
Salcey Forest (main Car Park, Postcode: NN7 2HX, Parking Charges Apply)
Traps will be placed around Salcey forest the night before. Drop in to see what has been caught and learn more about moths. Free activities will be provided for children.
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.