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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday 1st November 2019, 7:30pm-10:00pm
'Northamptonshire Butterflies Through the Year' an illustrated presentation by Douglas Goddard, branch chair and former county recorder.
Sunday 12th January 2020, 10:00am-2:00pm
Fermyn Woods, Northants
Winter Work Party at Fermyn Woods: Sunday 12th January 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.