Welcome

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

Newsletters

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.

News

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

  • No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

    The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.

  • Holy Grail of moth recording reappears in Britain

    Numerous recent sightings of a moth that became extinct in the UK in the 1960s, suggest that it has recolonised and is now breeding across southern Britain.

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.

Catch up on all our news

Events

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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