Douglas Goddard / 01604 408 670
- Branch Liaison:
David Chandler / Tel: 01923 253 793
- Branch Secretary
Kirsty Philpot / Tel. 07859 042 525
- Moths Officer
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.
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.
Our work seeks to help the development of new land management support schemes by combining the latest scientific evidence and Butterfly Conservation’s practical experience of working with farmers and land owners on the ground.
The campaign for the Westminster General Election is now well and truly in full swing! This time it feels different, and not just because of the intense debates around Brexit. After years of trying to secure political attention, the environment has finally burst through onto the political stage.
Scientists from Britain and Ireland who have been involved in compiling the newly published Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths have revealed that our moths are on the move.
As gardeners, we always tend to have one eye on the present, while looking forward to the future. It rarely stops, except in the depths of winter when everything that can be done, is done.
Sunday 15th September 2019 to Sunday 16th February 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
Salcey Forest, east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell in Northamptonshire.
Aimed at both the complete beginner and more experienced conservationists alike, join us for some woodland ride management in Salcey Forest.
We would like to maintain and make the habitat more suitable for woodland butterflies, including the Wood White and Black Hairstreak.
Thursday 16th January 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm
Salcey Forest Winter Work Party Thursday 16th January 2020
Thursday 6th February 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm
Salcey Forest Winter Work Party Thursday 6th February 2020
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.