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.
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.
Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.
Sunday 16th September 2018 to Monday 16th September 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Salcey Forest, east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell in Northamptonshire.
From September 2018 onwards, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, a brand new volunteer group will be starting in the Salcey Forest area.
Friday 3rd May 2019, 10:00am-2:30pm
Butterfly ID & survey training: Friday 3rd May 10am-2.30pm
Saturday 4th May 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Join us for a day of information sharing where you will learn about its ecology and how it’s being monitored. We will also be covering habitat management and how you can get involved to help conserve this species.
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.