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.

Canary-shouldered Thorn - Iain H Leach

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 Butterfly small box  - 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


  • Northamptonshire - Salcey Forest: Conservation Work Parties

    Woodland Wings work parties : 3rd Sunday each month

    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 to improve habitats for butterflies and moths - come and join us!

  • Winter Work Party - Fermyn Woods - Sunday 2nd December 2018

    Sunday 2nd December 2018

    Fermyn Country Park

    Join us for some scrub clearance in the main park, helping butterflies like the Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and the Green Hairstreak!

  • Northamptonshire: Roots of Rockingham Work Party – Fineshade

    Monday 8th January 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm

    Fineshade, nr Corby, NN17 3BB

    Come and help us with some vegetation clearance today, creating and maintaining butterfly habitat - all tools and training will be provided, along with tea and biscuits!

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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